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Ophrys aurelia

Ophrys aurelia
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Copyright: anita and mike allsopp (juanit) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 5 N: 270] (1522)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-14
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon 550 D, Tamrom 90mm f2.8 DI
Exposure: f/16, 1/100 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Orchids In France [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-06-06 9:36
Viewed: 2688
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ophrys bertolonii subsp. aurelia

Ophrys aurelia is a robust plant with large flowers.

The lip is brown-black and bears a blue or purple shield-shaped mirror which is generally located toward its extremity. The appendix is inserted in a wide notch. Sepals are pink with a green stripe and petals are narrow and pink to red.

Blooming from April to beginning of June depending on the altitude.

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hello Anita
again a beauty with good details and super colours
greeting lou

Nice one,
I got the bertolonii and explanata on Sicily


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-06-06 14:54]

What a beautiful specie and what a great choice of point of view to see all the sides of these orchids,very good sharpness and colors in the difficult light of a cloudy day!Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

Ciao Anita, lovely composition with beautiful Ophrys, splendid light, excellent sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Anita,
excellent close-up photo of this beautiful flower!
This is a fantastic looking shot with great clarity and high detail.

Amongst the strangest and most beautiful orchids. regards yiannis

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2011-06-08 10:33]

Lovely and unusual species, well recorded.



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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-06-08 12:48]

Hello Anita and Mike,
I'm sorry I'm late for this beautiful Ophrys! I love its shape and colours that you show very clearly here against a soft background and in a beautiful composition.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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