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Ophrys iricolor

Ophrys iricolor
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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: 2008-04-05
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D 80, AF-S VR Micro Nikkor 105mm 1:2.8G ED, 62 mm UV
Exposure: f/32, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-04-06 11:53
Viewed: 3596
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ophrys iricolor, the Azure Bee Orchid, is quite rare in Israel. It is characterized by a stunningly blue labellum and a ‘V’ shaped notch in the base of it. This is the telltale sign to distinguish it from O. israelitica (see my posting:www.treknature.com/viewphotos.php?l=3&p=151474), which sometimes does have a bluish lip, too. It can grow to about 50 cm tall, with a dozen flowers. The labellum is about 20 mm long.

This specimen, like my yesterday’s posting of Orchis italica, is from Mt. Meron at about 1000 m above sea level. The picture was taken in natural sunlight by my hand–held camera.

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  • Great 
  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-04-06 11:57]

Hi Ishi,

There are fantsatic colors on this orchid flowers. Very good way of rendering the petals texture too. Good DOF and nice details.

Thank you for sharing,

Hello Yeshayahu, fine image, it looks like velvet and porcelain, good DofF and a fine POV..very nice!! TFS regards h

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-04-06 12:00]

Hi Ishi,beautifull details and fantastic colours,another great macro in your wonderfull orchid collection,my best compliments,Luciano

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2008-04-06 12:05]

Hi Ishi,
Perfect details, wonderful colours and a beautiful orchid.
TFS, José M.

Hi Ishi,
Excellent macro shot my friend! TFS.
Greetings frpm Sanliurfa,


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