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Himantoglossum hircinum


Himantoglossum hircinum
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Copyright: Ori Fragman Sapir (fragman) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3032 W: 11 N: 2351] (43778)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2000-05
Categories: Flowers
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Orchids (wild) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-06-27 16:12
Viewed: 5029
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This beautiful lizard orchid was taken in the Mainz Sands nature reserve, near the town of mainz, not far from Frankfurt AM. A few dozens were found. This is the commonest species in its genus.
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Good shot! You've captured this lizard orchid well, although I think a fraction more DOF would have been ideal to maintain sharpness across the entire "tails" - that said I think you've done very well, I remember shooting these a few years ago, and I don't think I did such a good job. I particularly like the background/foreground separation here. I'd actually forgotten about these, I wonder whether the sites in the UK have finished yet, or whether I might see some still if I'm quick... I'm not sure, but I think I'd have called it Himantoglossum (no H). This shot seems to have avoided the haloes you had previously - good work! Nicely captured :-D

Well captured with good exposure and DOF.

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2005-07-04 16:44]

Very nice photo of my favorite orchid. Nice composition, sharpness and colors. If I was in France in La Rochelle, I found this species along motorway in big number together with Anacamptis pyramidalis and five other orchid species. There were orchids mulched and destroyed near road :-(

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