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Lady of the Night

A beautiful odd Orchid

6 total reviews 
Comment from supergold

a vyber six Eileen for this wonderful close up;
it is obviously one of the many primary hybrids of Paphiopedilum rothschildianum, the most expensive lady slipper from Borneo;
in contrast to this hybrid, P.rothschildianum has perfecty straight petals;

 Comment Written 23-Aug-2017

reply by the author on 24-Aug-2017
    Thanks so much Fred for that cyber six :)
Comment from SCHATZLING

WOW....I looked at this photo and my mouth literally dropped open. I can see why you fell in love with this orchid....and with your expert photography techniques, you brought out what you saw and shared it with us. SIMPLY SPECTACULAR. The dark background definitely defines this orchid even more so. It helps bring out all the detail not to mention the color. WOW....amazing....Congrats on your third place win. BRAVO....BRAVO....EXCELLENT....OUTSTANDING....FANTABULOUS.....WOW
Thanks for sharing.

 Comment Written 23-Aug-2017

reply by the author on 23-Aug-2017
    wow, thanks so much for this wonderful review! It was indeed a nice find at the orchid show. Never saw anything like this before.
Comment from FBI GUY

Nice creative shot. I love the highlights of the bloom and then having all go to black. The vertical pose is nice and tight highlighting the beauty of the plant.

 Comment Written 08-Jun-2017

reply by the author on 09-Jun-2017
    thanks again Gary :)
Comment from iPhone7

Wow. Very dramatic looking image Eileen. The black background accents the nicely rendered colors of this orchid. Nor sure if you gave it a slight painted look or if not the focus really works. Definitely this will be a contender in the contest. I will be looking for it ~ Steve

 Comment Written 07-Jun-2017

reply by the author on 09-Jun-2017
    I tried to give it more of a painterly feel but I did not think it took. Perhaps it did and I did not notice since it was subtle P) Thanks Steve!
reply by iPhone7 on 09-Jun-2017
reply by iPhone7 on 09-Jun-2017
    A scene for those that can 'see'. Thank you for helping to sharpen our focus.
Comment from michiganmike

I think this is an extremely rare variety. It is certainly beautiful and shown to great advantage against the dark background. Excellent detail and beautiful colors. Best of luck in the contest.

 Comment Written 07-Jun-2017

reply by the author on 09-Jun-2017
    thanks so much Mike. I found out its called a Ladys slipper and indeed rare. thanks again!
Comment from Sange

Fred will know for sure..but I am pretty sure this is a Lady Slipper Orchid.
Beautiful capture, sharp focus, sharp details and lovely dark background.
Very nice camera techs Shadow!
Good Luck!

 Comment Written 07-Jun-2017

reply by the author on 09-Jun-2017
    and you were right :) Thanks Sange