I saw these orchids along the trail to Akaka Falls in Hawaii, and just had to grab a quick shot or two:
Handy spot they were in, hanging from a tree right next to the trail, but with the background vegetation about 100 yards distant. I almost cloned out the little bugs on the blooms, but left them in so this image wouldn’t look too “antiseptic” — but I’m still waffling on this point, so may have to revisit the image. What do you think?
It’s almost as if that background is moving. But the subject is perfectly in focus. Nicely done!
hmm.. i guess if you hadn’t mentioned they were bugs, i’d think of removing them, but now i think it’s alright.. 🙂
The bugs don’t bother me at all, Argos, because this isn’t a macro shot. I do like the DOF.
Thanks, everybody — so glad to hear you like it!