Stanhopea oculata

Stanhopea oculata up close. This image was captured with a fix 60mm macro lens. The orchid is quite a challenge. Despite opening up the depth of field there are still aspects in the foreground out of focus… and there is just too much clutter behind.  This is a lesson on how not to take a flower image… ah well, back to the drawing board… where is that user manual.
(Canon 7D; f/1o; 1/13sec; ISO-640; 60mm)

Picture ©2011 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

Cacophony of Orchids: Stanhopea oculata

There was no resisting taking this image the morning after this orchid came into bloom. Taken in shade with a 60mm macro lens, this was actually a difficult shot. The enemy of the flower photographer, operating outside the greenhouse, is wind, even a gentle breeze. With cyclones around… wind was an issue. The other enemy of this session was not setting white balance and ISO correctly and resulting in off colour and grainy images, so you see, we all do it! Two friends came to the rescue on identification of this orchid, Robin Harvey and Tony Maycock, they are both former colleagues. The orchid is a Stanhopea oculata for those who are interested.
(Canon 7D; f/9; 1/15sec; ISO-640; 60mm)

Picture ©2011 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography

Orchid Unknown

This image is a small diversion from capture in the wild to capture in ‘captivity’. An orchid which has come into blossom in my garden, a beautiful flower, as all orchids are, and looking for a knowledgeable viewer to pop in and identify. This picture was captured with a 60mm macro lens… the gentle breeze was an enormous problem.
(Canon 7D; f/11; 1/2sec; ISO-100; 60mm)

Picture ©2012 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography