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Orchid cascade

Orchid cascade
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Copyright: ROBERTO INTILE (rintile) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 979 W: 66 N: 2708] (15972)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-11-24
Categories: Nature, Artwork, Experimental, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Exposure: f/4, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-01-24 10:31
Viewed: 929
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Orchidaceae is a diverse and widespread family of flowering plants with blooms that are often colourful and often fragrant, commonly known as the orchid family. Along with the Asteraceae, they are one of the two largest families of flowering plants, with between 21,950 and 26,049 currently accepted species, found in 880 genera.[2][3] The determination of which family is larger is still under debate, because verified data on the members of such enormous families are continually in flux. Regardless, the number of orchid species nearly equals the number of bony fishes and more than twice the number of bird species, and about four times the number of mammal species. The family also encompasses about 611% of all seed plants.[4] The largest genera are Bulbophyllum (2,000 species), Epidendrum (1,500 species), Dendrobium (1,400 species) and Pleurothallis (1,000 species).

The family also includes Vanilla (the genus of the vanilla plant), Orchis (type genus), and many commonly cultivated plants such as Phalaenopsis and Cattleya. Moreover, since the introduction of tropical species into cultivation in the 19th century, horticulturists have produced more than 100,000 hybrids and cultivars

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Hello Roberto,
I cannot believe that so far 31 members and visitors looked at this fabulous image and did not bother to leave a comment. The arrangement is just beautiful and I am not looking for any more detail here. Very often with close-ups there is inadequate depth of field but here the fall-off of focus towards the top/back places emphasis on the flowers in front, so no problem with that. Simply beautiful with the dark even background. I regret a little that the pod at the bottom centre was cut in half. What a pleasure to view.


Another artistic pic from your postings with warm colors. Well done.


Another great artwork picture for a wall of nice restaurant or living room has been send it to us

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