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Epipactis atrorubens

Epipactis atrorubens
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Copyright: Jeroen Gerdes (Belgerdy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 294 W: 6 N: 877] (7664)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-02
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S VR MICRO NIKKOR 105mm f2.8G ED
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My purple obsession 5 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-07-04 0:30
Viewed: 2937
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have to admit that the epipactis family is not my favorite of orchids. Often the flowers won't open fully. and it's hard to make a nice picture of the flowers (the E. Palustris being the exception). However this on gotland very common atrorubens I think I managed to capture decently. I found 1000s on gotland, the funny thing is that I found a single flower here in the netherlands the day before I left to sweden


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-07-04 1:04]

Hi Jeroen,what a nice specie and what a great pic,i never seen this flower and your macro is the best way to discover it! Great sharpness,colors,light and composition.Thanks for share,have a nice Sunday,LUCIANO

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-07-04 3:09]

Hallo Jeroen,
Erg mooie foto weer. Goede keuze om dit deel van de bloem te laten zien, een voor en zijaanzicht. Uitstekende scherpte en natuurlijke kleuren. Prima vage achtergrond.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-07-04 3:43]

Hello Jeroen,
I have to admit that this is one of my favourite species of Orchids and you have captured the flowers with excellent sharpness and colours in this close shot. Gotland is the best place for them otherwise it is quite rare in Sweden.
Thanks and have a good week,

very nice orchid closeup, TFS Ori

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-07-04 7:18]

Hello Jeroen,
very sharp capture of this delicate flower. The view is so pleasant upon seeing the details of the petals and stamens!
Very pretty flower well presented.


Hello Jeroen,
Nice details and superb contrast. Great capture with outstanding colours.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-07-04 13:17]

Hi Jeroen. A fine close up of this beautiful looking Epipactis atrorubens . Your picture lets us look well inside the flower head. Taken with good detail and narural colours. TFS.

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2010-07-05 0:24]
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I'd like to write in defense of the Epipactis species: I find it really lovely. See, for example, in my gallery


and www.treknature.com/viewphotos.php?l=3&p=235172



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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-07-05 9:13]

Hello Jeroen,
Another lovely capture of yours from Gotland! We have the E.helleborine here but this one is a real beauty! Very well done!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

I think this photo shows very well the unknown beauty of Epipactis family! :) Nice purple colours and great composition, including the 2x2 leaves... Well done!

Hallo Jeroen
This is an image that is really spoiling my eyes. This purple orchid is indeed striking and displays beautifully against the neutral background. It is great pleasure and delight to look at such pretty flowers, not only for the lovely shape but because it is in the colour that makes my knees week namely purple. Best regards.

Hallo Jeroen,

wat een mooie bloem heb je hier.
Misschien dat ene blad rechts onder weghalen (klonen).
Verder prima plaat.


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