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Ophrys rhodia

Ophrys rhodia
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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: 2012-04-06
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon 550 D, Tamrom 90mm f2.8 DI
Exposure: f/22, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Orchids of Rhodes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-05-06 5:52
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Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Orchid of the genus Ophrys with phenotypic characters intermediate between members of the scolopax and umbilicata groups. This is the reason for the terminology used by other investigators (Ophrys umbilicata ssp. rhodia, Kretzschmar, 2004). For example, its petals and sepals are almost always greenish in contrast with the rest members of the scolopax group,while the dorsal sepal is arched forwards but never covers the gynostegium which is a constant characteristic of the umbilicata group members . Rare in Karpathos and Cyprus, more frequently occurring in Rhodes. Flowering time: March - mid-May.
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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2012-05-08 8:44]

It is nice to see O. rhodia again.

The picture could have been more effective, if it had shown more closely the flowers, or, alternatively, the entire flower.

All the best,


it is always a nice picture of Orchid from you, this one is also a very good capture with good detail, sharpness and colour.
best wishes,

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