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Himanthoglossum hircinum

Himanthoglossum 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: 2010-06-12
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/25.0, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-12 16:12
Viewed: 3756
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I was delighted to visit again a small, but lovely reserve called Mainz Sands, in Mainz, Germany. Lots of lowers over there, including this magnificent orchid. The flowers are nicely scented.
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Hi Ori
I can just imagine the sweet scent of this orchid...it's a real beauty. Very unique looking and well captured.
TFS Janice

hi ori,
nice picture, from my homecountry, about 100 km from me...

Hallo Ori
My compliments towards this great photo of yours. Good exposure and focus. I can imagine that such a lot of these tiny orchids together could give a lovely scent. The flowers are very fine and petite. Thanks for sharing. Kind regards.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-06-12 23:53]

Hello Ori,
What a fabulous Orchid very nicely presented! Excellent sharpness and beautiful colours. Great use of the fill-flash!
TFS and best regards, Ulla

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-06-13 0:31]

Hi Ori
Wonderful this orchid.Lovely details and colors.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-06-13 4:05]

Beautiful species of orchids, well shown. tfs.

Dear Ori
Thanks so much for presenting us with this unusual Himanthoglossum hircinum!

I looked it up in my Encyclopedia of Orchids and saw that the English name is lizard orchid; and the bizzar straplike lip some 40-50 mm long; the thick stems reaching 70 cm and as many as 80 flowers have been recorded on strong plants...

""They are best left outdoors at flowering time because of the 'heady' odor, which is particularely obvious in the early evening.""

Have a nice evening and a good week,
Greetings from a Socer World cup crazy South Africa
Take care,my friend

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2010-06-14 21:15]

Master, amazing discovry and well shot.

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