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Orchis ustulata

Orchis ustulata
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Copyright: Christian POURRE (TAZ) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-01
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ20, Leica 36-432mm
Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Wild Flowers, my favourite european orchids, Alpine flowers [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-07-01 1:50
Viewed: 3721
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
English name : Burnt Orchid - Scientific name : Orchis ustulata - Family : Orchidaceae.
Description : The Orchis ustulata is fairly short, about 20-25 cm high, but quite recognizable with its particular inflorescence, which seems "burned" in its higher part. Its lip white or pink is punctuated small spots crimsons. Leaves, two-three basal, broad, oblong and pointed.
It is rather widespread in France and in particular in the Alps up to 2000m. Habitat : rough grassy areas, scrub and open woodlands, likes calcareous soil, often hills or mountains.
Photo : Cropped vertically, resized and framed in 600x800 for TN. Camera : Panasonic FZ20 - 1/500 - f:4 - focal length 36mm equiv - macro mode - without tripod...

It isn't a great shot but this specie of flower is interesting, I hope you like it...

AndyB, dew77, red45, Janice, Comandante, Paulosousa, liquidsunshine, Luc has marked this note useful
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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-07-01 2:59]

And again great photo of great flower Christian! This time I like colours and patterns on each little flower. Composition is also very nice.

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2005-07-01 3:05]

Hello Christian,
A very nice shot.
Lovely colours with good sharp detail and great DOF.
Excellent framing,as always.


Hi Christian,
It's an amazing capture of this bunch of flowers with some buds still to bloom.
Nice colours, focus and great use of soft light. I like the simpleness of this composition, THx.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-07-01 3:55]

Hello Christian!
Wonderful flower shot.DOF,BG,colors and composition are perfect.TFS...:-)

hello:) beauty shot:)Beautiful and interesting composition! Good POV, colors, DOF and details ! Thanks for sharing.

Have a nice weekend:)



Hi Christian!
You are really master of orchids. They are so beautifu, so elegance so... great!
Thank you.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-07-01 5:33]

Oh Taz, you do find some wonderful beautiful wild flowers. I wish I could see them myself. This Orchid is superb, so pretty and new to me. Well done.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-07-01 6:02]

Hello Christian,

What a beautiful composition! This photo is very well exposed and the details are sharp. Good POV & DOF! Well done & TFS!


Very nice capture with great colours and sharpness/dof. Very good composition.

Hello Chrisitian!
Wonderful flower close up.DOF,colors,details and composition are perfect.Thanks for sharing.

Bonjour Christian,

Belles fleurs et photo réussie, un binôme habituel en quelque sorte! ;o)
Sérieusement, tout est parfait: composition, couleurs, contraste, cadre, commentaire. Du beau travail! Merci, cordialement.

Et pour ceux qui ne pratiquent pas la langue de Molière, la traduction (approximative):

Beautiful flowers and successful photograph, as always! Isn't ? ;o)
Seriously, all is perfect: composition, colors, contrast, frame, comment. Beautiful work! TFS, cordially,


Very nice shot Christian!
Great colours and light, perfect POV and composition.
Orchids are as always, very beutiful.
I like it very much.

Lovely shot Christian,
This is a nice looking orchid. Good sharp detail, colours, DOF, composition and POV.
Excellent capture, thanks for posting, have a great weekend.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-07-02 18:02]

Christian, simple, effective and very beautiful.

Excellent sharpness, pov and composition.


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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-07-03 7:09]

Bon matin Christian,
Voici une autre superbe présentation, jolies couleurs et belle lumière, la mise au point est parfaite,

Ps: félicitations pour votre guêpe qui s'envole vers les 100 points !


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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-07-04 2:42]

Hello Christian!
Personal assessment of the photo: great.
Good visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you very much for sharing.

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