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Ophrys iricolor

Ophrys iricolor
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-20
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/11, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-01-30 7:01
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Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ophrys iricolor
Rainbow Ophrys

Ophrys iricolor is a "Bee orchid" with relatively large flowers. The lip is violet-black (underside reddish) with blue iridescent pattern.

It is a species of the eastern Mediterranean region from Greece (Peloponnese, Ionian and Aegean Islands, Crete) through western and southern Turkey to Syria, Lebanon, Israel and Cyprus.

In Cyprus Ophrys iricolor is a common and widespread species flowering from February to March, from sea level to 1000 m.

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Hello Chris!
Lovely flower with beautiful colors! Great sharpness and elegant BG.I love it! TFS
Nice week!

Hello Christodoulos.
I like this flower and the framing exposed the details really well.
Fine isolation against the silenced green background.
Thanks and kind regards,

hello Christodoulos
Super orchis who i like very much
great details and super sharpness
i like the time to surch orchids in Greece
thanks greeting lou

πανέμορφη και τι εξαιρετικά ζρώματα, πολύ καλή παρουσίαση!
καλό απόγευμα Χριστόδουλε

Hello Christodoulos
Very elegant presentation. Beautiful colors and great sharpness.
Best regards

Hello Christodoulos,
Excellent macro interesting plants. Wonderful colors of flowers, super sharpness.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-01-30 8:28]

Hello Christodoulos,
Neighbours again.
Very beautiful photo in brilliant sharpness and details. Very beautiful saturated colours. Fine blurred background. Excellent choice of composition.

Ciao Christodoulos.
Stupenda questa foto di orchidea con dei colori meravigliosi,grande nitidezza con ottimi
particolari,bene la composizione ben curata complimenti .
Ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

Ciao Christodoulos, great macro of lovely flower with fantastic colors, splendid sharpness and fine details , very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2012-01-30 9:13]

Hello Christodoulos,
Splendid photo of this beautiful Ophrys iricolor, very nice sharp and colorful details,
great composition!
Regards, Joska

Hi Christodoulos,
great sharpness and details. Amazing colours. Great composition.
Have a nice week,

Ah the iricolor, always a beautiful little orchid too find in the eastern mediterranean,

well shot

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2012-01-30 10:18]

Hi Christodoulos
what a beauty, and what a dof, both blossoms entirely sharp, great work
I once tried to get good pictures from Luxembourg's orchids, which are rather small, terrible result when you are not used to macro, better stick with my 500

Hallo Christodoulos,
a fantastic macro of this marvellous Ophrys, impressive details and splendid colours,
excellent point of view
Best regards

its spring again :) I'm so happy

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-01-30 11:00]

Hello Christodoulos.
Interesting Ophrys with incredible texture and colours. Very good details and perfect BG. Just perfect.Best regards Siggi

Ciao Christodoulos. What exciting colours results! Perfect sharp/details MF!


Hello Christodoulos

Excellent macro of these flowers, with great
focus sharpness and details, excellent contrast,



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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-01-30 14:23]

I'm a orchid fan and this is one the most spectacular pic of a wild orchid.What a fantastic capture of the colors of this specie,what a details,what a light,i add this pic in my favorite,to don't forget this beauty.Thanks a lot for share,have a nice day,Luciano

Hi Chris, Fabulous capture of this Bee Orchid specie my good friend, good quality lighting, superb sharpness and clarity, very well composed, great effort here Chris and very well done,
Best Regards,


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-01-30 23:16]

Hi Christodoulos.
Superb close-up which gives complete idea of all beauties of the plant. I am impressed with great details, DOF is really selected perfectly, Lights and colours are also sweet as well as wonderful nicely blurred BG. Excellent job. TFS and best regards.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-01-31 0:30]

Hello Christodoulos,
lovely flowers well shown and presented with splendid sharpness and beautiful colors well rendered.
Exciting specie to note.


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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-01-31 6:24]

This image is really fantastic, Christodoulos!
Outstanding sharpness and fine detail; great depth and wonderful colours; perfect contrast with a nice background. A beauty!

Hello Christodoulos,
Spectacular composition with excellent contrast and colors.
It is a interesting image taken from a very nice POV.
The details and vivid colors are great.
Thanks for sharing!

Perfect composition showing the two views of the flowers. Excellent depth of field and detail.
Green background suits these flowers very well.
The iridescent blue has been very well rendered.
regards yiannis

Si algún dia te cansas de esa Canon 5D ya sabes... en españa también entamos en crisis :o)

Bromas aparte, un precioso trabajo: una sinfonía de luz y colores difíciles de describir
por su gran belleza. Buena profundidad !! Como siempre, rozando la perfección.

Saludos Christodoulos: Josep Ignasi.

Hello Christodoulos,
A very beautiful picture of these orchids, impressive details sharpness, perfect depth of filed, great lighting and beautiful colours, a superb work!
Thanks for sharing and have a nice afternoon,
Best Regards,

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  • sfendo (8)
  • [2012-02-04 8:01]

Hi Christodoule,
Very nice photo. The flowers look as if discussing...

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2012-02-05 5:55]

Absolutely gorgeous, Chris!
Splendid image of this wonderful Orchid (It must be exciting to see in its natural environment)
Wonderful brightness and perfect sharpness.
Superb DOF.
ciao! Vanda

Hi Chris,
I love orchids, especially Ophrys.
Excellent capture - :-)
TFS, Shir

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