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Ophrys oxyrrnchos

Ophrys oxyrrnchos
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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: 2007-04-21
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon 400D, Tamrom 90mm f2.8 DI
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Orchids of Europe [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-20 6:24
Viewed: 4407
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This splendid Ophrys, in shades of green, brown and white, is of common occurence in Sicily.10-25(35)cm tall.Flowers from March-May.
Habitat:Full sun to mid-shade on dry to moist calcareous subtrates.Short grassland,garrigue,scrub and open woodland up to 800m
Source:Pierre Delforge-Orchids of Europe,North Africa and the Middle East ISBN 0-7136-7525-X

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Beautiful details! WOW! It's very difficult to get a perfect focus on something so small.
Nice shot!

Hi Anita,
A very nice shot and very good details on the flower. But if I were, I took it with a little bit bigger f value like (7 or 8) to make very sharp rear leaves of the flower. However an attractive work. Congratulations and TFS.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-07-20 11:27]
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Hello Anita,
Very fine capture of this beautiful Ophrys. A species I haven't seen before. Sicily seems to be great for Orchids!
Many thanks, Ulla

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-07-20 12:22]
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Hi Anita. A nice shot of the Ophrys. good colours . with a good POV. well done TFs. good notes too.

: have a good weekend :

Hi Anita, splendid flower with wonderful colors, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hi Anita

Looking through your gallery I see a lot of orchids; your passion no doubt.
This is a great species but I feel it could have done with a bit more DOF to get the rear of the flower in focus, perhap f16 or 22. And with the 400D you can easily increase the ISO from 200 to 800 and not have to worry about grainy background. Experiment with ISO and DOF and maybe a small tripod, you'll be surprised.
Also I feel its a little over exposed on top of the column. Try setting the EV to -0.5 or -1, especially if you in a sunny field. Hope that's not too critical.
A beautiful species.


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