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Ophrys apulica

Ophrys apulica
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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: 2005-04-12
Categories: Flowers
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Orchids of Europe [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-09 11:06
Viewed: 3761
Points: 16
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Ophrys apulica endemic to Puglia
15-35(55)cm tall with 3-8(14)large flowers.
Flowering season:(March)April-May
Habitat:Full sun to mid-shade on dry to calcareous subtrates.Short grassland,abandoned cultivation,garigue,scrub,and open woodland up to 900 asl.

Source:Pierre Delforge-Orchids of Europe,North Africa and the Middle East ISBN 0-7136-7525-X

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nice close up, TFS Ori

Hi Anita,it's a pretty flower,nice picture.TFS


nice composition n details... well done..TFS

These flowers have the most amazing faces. Gorgeous!!! :)Great comp. - great colors!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-08-14 4:48]
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Hello Anita,
There are so many Ophrys, I think it's really hard to identify them. You've captured this one in a very fine close shot showing sharp details and fine natural colours. I like the soft background and it is well composed, but I would have liked a bit more space at the bottom.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hello Anita,
This is a rare beauty to me. I like those beautiful colors, details, exposure and DOF. My only nit is that I would have liked to see it in a bigger format :) This is a very nice specie, thanks for sharing it,

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-08-14 18:54]
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Hello Anita

Ok these are like Rosarch cards for me.I see a human like figure ,hands clasped,wearing a Burgandy sweater with 2 buttons and a pink and white scarf.The hands are in light green mittens with matching hat with pompom and there is a pink collar.The face is dark red with a duck bill? ;) lol.A wonderful close up of this beautiful flower.The colours are beautiful.Very good POV and DOF.TFS


Hi Anita

This one is quite good, though you haven't included the camera details so I can't offer any advise. Looks like good DOF and sharpness and well exposed. The nit here is that I would have been tempted to move the leaf on the right.


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