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Adam och Eva

Adam och Eva
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Copyright: Ivan Kruys (Argus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-15
Camera: Canon EOS 7D, Canon 100 mm F2.8L IS Macro USM
Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-05-23 12:09
Viewed: 3403
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Elder-flowered Orchid, Dactylorhiza sambucina

Swedish name: Adam och Eva, the red form being Adam.

This is a good time to see the orchids of the island of land. Of the 44 species of orchid in Sweden, land has 28 and this is one of the first species to be seen from the middle of May to mid-June.
It is mainly found near the Eastern coasts of Sweden as far north as the Stockholm archipelago.

It is found in central and Eastern Europe where the climate is not extreme The two colour forms are thought to attract a greater variety of pollinating insects. Occasionally an intermediate pinkish yellow form can be found.

This was taken in the late afternoon in light cloud with the camera hand-held. The colours are natural.

After slight cropping and size reduction this image was slightly sharpened, adjusted for levels and converted from RAW.

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hello Ivan
super good sharpness and nice details of this orchid
the colours are beautiful to
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Ivan. Excellente contrast and beautiful brilliant colours. Lovely compo mF!


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-05-23 12:36]

Hello Ivan,
Very beautiful photo in splendid contrasting colours. Taken from a very good POV with a nice DOF. Good sharpness and a pleasing composition.

Ciao Ivan, lovely composition with beautiful flowers, excellent clarity, splendid light and fantastic colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Great shot, beautiful to have both forms in a single shot,
Good focus and nice colors


Hello Ivan,
this is really a superb picture of natural growing Orchid. nice sharpness and colour.
tfs and best wishes,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-05-23 20:02]

Hello Ivan,
I must say, these are real eye catchers. Their bright colors really make you take notice. I'm sure my wife would love to have some growing in her flower beds.
Very attractive composition and super sharp focus. Love the warm golden evening light. TFS.

Impressive group of orchids and beautiful photo Ivan! Very good composition, fantastic colours and good sharpness!

Hello Ivan,
Very fine composition with these Orchis Flowers in two colours, interesting, same species in so diferent colors, TFS!

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2012-05-23 23:18]

Truly lovely Dactylorhiza! Tack s mycket, Ivan!

The composiion is beautiful, as are the colors and details. I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of the 27 species.... And I should think of returning to land in May in the future.



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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-05-24 0:07]

Interesting Swedish name for these beautiful and colorful orchids, the depth is good including the flowers at the background, fine capture. tfs.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-05-24 2:47]

Hi Ivan,what a magnificent pic,it's very strange to me to see a lot of wild orchids so nices and in a field,in my country this not happen's..eheheh....thanks for share and for the usual great quality.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Ivan,
fine capture of these beautiful orchids with good sharpness and nice composition with some blurred orchids in the background. I especially like the wonderful colours.
Best wishes,

Salam Ivan,

An excellent capture with such striking colors, details & POV. Very nicely composed & presented. I really like the setting & the blurry BG.

TFS & best wishes!

Kind regards


nice colour combination, TFS Ori

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2012-05-24 13:14]

Hello Ivan,
You have very interesting species of Orchids. Both flowers are visible very well.
Regards, Pawel

Superb composition Ivan,
que tinguis un bon cap de setmana!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-05-25 4:37]

Bonjour Yvan,
Etonnant de voir les deux espces "Adam et Eve" cte cte. Cela doit tre assez impressionnant de les voir ainsi dans un pr. Et pour une image c'est un contraste de couleurs bienvenue. Chez nous la montagne les Orchis sortent juste de terre...
Bonne fin de semaine vous deux!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-05-27 7:15]

Hi Ivan.
I have never met wild orchids in our places. They are very nice and you have presented them very well. Especially I like the combination of nicely detailed plants and so nicely blurred others. Very pleasant for look scene. TFS and best wishes.

Esta especie creo que an no la he visto por aqu. Sea como fuere un bonito trabajo de esta orqudea en sus dos tonalidades.
Saludos Ivan: J. Ignasi.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2012-05-27 9:57]

Hi Ivan!
What a splendid Orchids! It must be wonderful to see these flowers in their natural environment.
Your composition is very nice, with nice lighting and vivid colours.
Excellent shallow DOF.
Very well done. congratulations.
Ciao and nice week! Vanda

Hello Ivan

Beautiful flower photo with fine POV and their
contrasting color tones of each other, TFS


wow, very nice contrast between the flowers, excellent colors, nice perspective too,
congrats Ivan for the picture,

ciao, tino

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-01-16 16:34]

Hello Ivan
these flowers are really pretty. The colours are very dense and the way they grow between them make this shot a pleasant simple nature presentation.
Like the effect by the depth you composed.


Hi Ivan,
Fantastic capture of both Adam and Eva, very pleasant composition, and the color contrast is simply breathtaking. Exceptional shot. Bravo. This species was placed into its current taxonomic position by my fellow countryman, Professor Rezső So. In my home country, Hungary a rare species, at least I never saw it.
Best regards, Lszl

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