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Ophrys melena

Ophrys melena
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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: 2008-04-15
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D40X, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM
Exposure: f/16, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Orchids of Puglia [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-06-27 9:34
Viewed: 4235
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This plant, from mount Gargano (Italy), long considered to be O. melena, is most probably an undescribed species of the O. subfusca group. It is pollinated by the bee Andrena vulpecula when, in Greece, the pollinator of O. melena is Andrena transitoria.
The plant has not yet been formally described but could perhaps belong to O. numida


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To Ishi: Thanksjuanit 1 07-01 08:11
To angybone: Thankyoujuanit 1 07-01 08:09
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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-06-27 11:51]
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Hi Anita and Mike,
Excellent capture with good lighting and detail,
great POV and DOF.
Well done and TFS!

Another beautiful close-up capture. Good lighting and color.

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2008-06-28 10:26]
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Loos somewhat like O. lutea with a bigger labellum.



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