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Orchis syriaca

Orchis syriaca
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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: 2008-03-26
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D 80, AF-S VR Micro Nikkor 105mm 1:2.8G ED, 62 mm UV
Exposure: f/25.0, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-04-13 12:41
Viewed: 3438
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This orchid, also known as Orchis morio ssp. libani, is found in south-east Lebanon, south-east Turkey, and is quite common in Cyprus. In Israel it is extremely rare: less than a dozen specimens have been located in the Mt. Hermon area in the very north-east of the country, at an elevation of about 900-1000 m above sea level. It is quite difficult to photograph due to the way the flowers are clustered together. This particular specimen is rather large for the species, about 20 cm tall. It is shown growing inside the protecting thorns of the very common bush Sarcopoterium spinosum. Some other specimens found in the same area are much smaller, and may belong to a different subspecies.

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-04-13 12:44]

Hi Ishi,

This is an other beautiful orchid you usualy present. This one looks great as it is a highcontrast between the delicate flower and the thorns arround. Very good details of the flowers and nice natural colors.

Thank you for sharing,

nice to see it, almost like O. papilionacea. I know it only from Cyprus. Ori

  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-04-13 14:09]

Hi Ishi,very beautifull this orchid too,i like a lot the colours and the perfect sharpenss,my best compliments,Luciano

Great coloured macro of beautiful orchid. Good idea longitudinal cut.


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