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Himantoglossum galilea

Himantoglossum galilea
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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: 2008-05-16
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D 80, AF-S VR Micro Nikkor 105mm 1:2.8G ED, 62 mm UV
Exposure: f/29.0, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-18 10:45
Viewed: 3335
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here is another take of the very same H. galilea specimen (see my yesterday’s post, please), showing an upper section of the plant, with buds open to a different degree (lower flowers open earlier). Note how the tongue is originally folded into a spiral, opening gradually, to full extension in the mature flower.

As I wrote yesterday, as this H. is quite different from H. affine and H. caprinum, it is suggested it deserve the status of a new species, with the suggested name: H. galilea. This is NOT an official name yet

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Hello Ishi,

Interesting flower, nice pov.
Good dof with blurred BG.


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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-05-18 20:36]

Hi Ishi,

Very interesting plant never seen in my region. Well chosen DOF so that longpetal of the flower is in focus. Nice color rendering. Blurry background underlines the clear details of the flowers.

Thank you for sharing,

nice pic. Ishi, there is a already a terrible inflation of orchid names. I suggest not to incourage it. Already one can find the same plant with a different name in every book. dash Ori

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  • PelinS (85)
  • [2008-05-19 4:09]

Hello Ishi! thanks for comment on my plant.
I see you like photographing flowers too! Fantastic shot, this one. Beautiful and interesting flower.
Good job,

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