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Ophrys galilea + pollinator

Ophrys galilea + pollinator
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Copyright: Ishi Talmon (Ishi) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-03-21
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D 80, AF-S VR Micro Nikkor 105mm 1:2.8G ED, 62 mm UV
Exposure: f/29.0, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2014-03-24 12:37
Viewed: 1290
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here is is the local variant of the Yellow Bee Orchid (Ophrys lutea) with its pollinator, possibly an Andrena bee species. The WS shows the same, where the bee is in the mock-coppulating position (the image is not as clear, though). By mimicking female insects, orchids lure males to try to copulate with them, thus transferring pollen sacks (pollinia) from flower to flower. each orchid has its own specific pollinator.

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To Pitoncle: Thanks, Gerard!Ishi 1 03-24 13:00
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Bonsoir Ishi,
Très belle scène de la vie sauvage avec cette agréable macro, malgré le cadrage un peu trop serré à droite, finement détaillée et délicatement colorée.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-03-24 15:52]

Hi Ishi,very interesting moment of this orchid life with the bee at work inside,excellent quality of the main pic,not the best the WS with the bee too in mouvement..eehee..Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

great capture of a rare moment, dash Ori (still waiting 4 u to come to the botanical gardens, next week more peonies will bloom...)

Hello Mr.Ishi Talmon,
Beautiful Orchid.Against dark BG it appears nicely.Well detailed Bee also.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

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