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Ophrys tenthredinifera

Ophrys tenthredinifera
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Copyright: Sascha Weissbeck (Sascha-Steinau) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 59 W: 3 N: 173] (1620)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D50, Sigma MAKRO 180mm 1:3,5 APO EX DG / HSM
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-04-03 2:33
Viewed: 2865
Points: 16
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Today I want to show you a picture of a location form of Ophrys tenthredinifera.
We were able to visit this beautiful species among/into the mountains of Ibiza.
We were also able to find another Ophrys species and also hybrids between Ophrys tenthredinifera.

Flower of Ophrys tenthredinifera
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Orchidae
Subtribe: Orchidinae
Alliance: Orchis
Genus: Ophrys
Species: O. tenthredinifera
Binomial name: Ophrys tenthredinifera

The Sawfly Orchid (Ophrys tenthredinifera) contains as a kind of the genus Ophrys in the orchid family (Orchidaceae). The name is the genus name from the ancient Greek word ὀφρύς (ophrys) = "eyebrow" and in-kind epithet from the ancient Greek-Latin word tenthredinifer = "leaf-bearing wasps." The first description of this kind was made in 1805 by the botanist Carl Ludwig Willdenow in his work "Species Plantarum linnaei". Due to the variability of the flowers this species has been previously described over thirty times, or as a new subspecies or a variety, with names that are usually regarded as synonymous.

This orchid preferred garrigues, calcareous grasslands, sparse pine forest and maquis with basic to slightly acidic soils to a height of 1800 m above sea level.

The range almost extends over the entire Mediterranean region and is missing only in the Levant and Cyprus. In the east, ending in the distribution area of southern Turkey.


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beautiful flower. good work.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-04-03 4:04]

Hi Sascha,beautiful wild orchid and top class capture whit the perfect focus on the flower for the best details and colors,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Sascha. Excellet DOf and sharp with bright colours. Amazing light.


Bonjour Sascha,
Agréable macro valorisant relativement bien le sujet.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Sascha,
Wonderful image with great clarity and very nice colors. It is a perfect photo taken from a good POV. The vivid colors are fantastic. The details and sharpness of this gorgeous flower are great.
Thanks for sharing!

hello Sascha
super sharpness and nice sunlight
the colours are beautiful
i like Orchid,s
greeting lou

Hallo Sascha,
a very beautiful macro of this marvellous Ophrys, superb sharpness and brilliant colours, excellent top point of view in a very nice composition
Best regards

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-04-11 22:02]

Hello Sascha.
a very special looking flowers with tongue and unique fromation.
The colours are varieties and you have presented it in good details.


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