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Orobanche hermonis

Orobanche hermonis
Photo Information
Copyright: Ori Fragman Sapir (fragman) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3032 W: 11 N: 2351] (43778)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-29
Categories: Mountain
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-08-24 0:45
Viewed: 3533
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Orobanche is a terribly difficult genus for identification, beyond the species there are many intermediate populations and there is an urgent need for a modern monograph. This one is the commonest species in the heights of Mt Hermon (above 1800m). It is a short plant occurring mainly in small valleys.

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  • Vinster Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 91 W: 5 N: 185] (789)
  • [2008-08-24 0:52]

Hi Ori
Excellent capture of this parasitic plant. Here in the UK we give them the common name of Broomrape. It's good to see the slightly older and newer flowers together. Excellent exposure, focus and sharpness.
Kind Regards

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2008-08-24 2:32]

Thanks for showing this one, Ori. Excellent picture. I've never seen it before, not even in a picture...



Hi Ori,

Good use of the light to show the detail on these plants. They stand out well from the OOF background.



Hi Ori,

Beautiful picture and good of sharpness with lots of details.
A pity that the 2 flower points right beneath the 2 big flowers are been standing.
Maybe an different pov?


Hi Ori, wonderful shot of this Orobanche with great DOF.
TFS and cheers,

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-08-24 22:34]

Hello Ori,

Very interesting plant you have presented in your photo. The image is very good showing good details of the plant. I like the way you have rendered the colors of the plant. These color tones match with the earth beneath and makes a good contrast with the background.

Thank you for sharing,

Hello Ori,
Excellent photo of this interesting plant
The flower seems to emerge from the ground, will the leaves come later?

Bonjour Ori,
Très belle présentation ; merci pour le partage.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Unusual looking plant but well done... interesting stuff... :)


Hi Ori,

A very attractive flower, and very interesting growth habit. Very nice photo, shows subtle colors in the flowers.


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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2008-09-04 11:40]

Excellent shot and thanks for making it known to us. It's like the plant burst open the soil and grew at once!

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