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Nigritella nigra

Nigritella nigra
Photo Information
Copyright: Oana Otilia Saracutu (oanaotilia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 529 W: 28 N: 964] (3416)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-07-22
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-08-13 12:05
Viewed: 2734
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Although it is not one of the larger orchids, this striking mountain plant has a singular beauty. In the Alps, it vies with the edelweiss for attention, and has been given countless names. The deep purple to black-red, almost spherical inflorescence shows up clearly against the green vegetation of open fields. The strongly-colored flowers which are used, among other things, to color brandy, have a pronounce vanilla scent.
It still grows in large quantities on the rich alpine fields, far from any roads, sometimes to height of over 2000m. It does well in dry calcareous meadows and fields.

From: Orchids of Northern Europe, 1979.
From then, legislation changed and the species is listed on IUCN Red Lists and no longer collected.

Again, no pints please, only your opinion.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-08-13 12:08]

Hello Oana,
Beautiful macro of this orchid. Very nice natural colours in good sharpness. Excellent DOF and diagonal composition.

Hello Oana
花照的清晰 美麗
有著立體感 光線很亮麗
構圖美麗 背景漂亮 謝謝分享

Hello Oana,
I like this flower. Amazing colours. Excellent comosition.
Have a nice day,

a wonderful flower with interesting color shades. nicely presented. tfs.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-08-14 1:25]

Hello Oana,
beautiful nigritella,good capture species flowers,thanks..

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2013-08-14 9:07]

Hi Oana.
You have captured this beautiful flower on an amazing BG. Bokeh of the lens is simply charming. I also like attractive composition of the picture and very nice details of the flower. Looks like fine art work. Compliments and best regards.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-08-14 13:46]

Hello Oana,
Nice to see that you are back on TN. Lovely flower this Nigritella nigra, which is a flower we have too in our alpine regions. Well presented with this vertical composition and the fine colour-contrast. Sharpness is always difficult to have perfect with this kind of multiple blossom.
Kind regards

Buna Oana,
O specie interesanta pe care nu am intalnit-o s-au nu am observat-o inca la ses. S-ar putea sa se gaseasca si in Romania dar in zonele inalte.....
Culorile sunt frumoase si detaliile bune.

hello my friend Oana Otilia!
so beautiful photo, the attractive bokeh highlights your subject wonderfully!
regards Nasos

Nice nira group! TFS
Best regards

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