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Ophrys apifera

Ophrys apifera
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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: 2013-03-29
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Nikon D 80, AF-S VR Micro Nikkor 105mm 1:2.8G ED, 62 mm UV
Exposure: f/22, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-04-02 12:15
Viewed: 3817
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here is another on e for last Friday. The same chalky hill had a lovely population of the Bee Bee-Orchid, with extra deep purple sepals. Here is one photographed under the morning sun with flash fill..

Note the self pollination (the pollinia drooping down to the stigma) typical of this species.

As for the photography technique, it was difficult to get the sepals and the entire labellum in focus, but still I like this take, though not perfect, due to the combined-light effect and the colors.

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Ciao Ishi, great macro of fantastic orchid, fie details, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-04-02 14:41]

Hi Ishi,the tongue is a bit blurred but the pic is really magnificent another time,a great macro whit very bright colors and fine details till the heart of the orchid,very well done! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-04-03 5:47]

Hi Ishi,
Another great image of a beautiful orchid.
Excellent sharpness details in very nice colours.
Regards Jiri.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2013-04-03 6:07]

A very colourful form of Ophrys apifera!
Once again the macro of the flower was taken to a high technical standard with the colours, sharpness and DOF at the top.
Thank you Ishi and best regards,

Bonjour Ishi,
Encore une très belle macro valorisant bien le sujet.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Very nice species of Ophrys, common in my country, well dine!!
TFS, Ferran

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