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Orchis laxiflora_2

Orchis laxiflora_2
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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/14.0, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-03-29 22:24
Viewed: 3344
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The bog orchid, Orchis laxiflora, is quite difficult to photograph in a way that shows the individual flowers. Here is an attempt: a specimen taken in the shade rather then in full sunshine.

This orchid has become rare in Israel due to loss of its habitat of boggy soils. It seems that there are two distinct populations with different labella: this one here has no spots on the labellum, and the spread labellum (always folded in the live flower…) is quite different from that of the specimens that have a spotted labellum. The latter are probably O. dinsmorei, although they are usually combined into one species. I’m indebted to my friend, Assaf Schiffman, who has pointed out to me these differences.

I posted an example of the spotted species a long time ago (see my "gallery"), and will post a new example later.

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Hi Ishi neigbour of the day,

Nicely Orchis, beautifully colors with blurred BG.
Also good of sharpnes.

Regards Gert

A perfect and sharply captured flower group against a pleasantly blurry green BG Ishi, the choice of open-shade ambient illumination made possible a take without contrasty shades and bright spots. Very nice, my friend.

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-03-30 5:27]

Shalom Ishi,
Superb macro shot with excellent DOF, POF, sharpness and details. TFS.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-03-30 12:34]

Hi Ishi,great contrast between the dark violet fo the orchd and the green background,excellent shaprness and details,thanks to show us this beauty,Luciano

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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2008-03-31 3:02]

Very nice shot Dear Ishi. Beautiful contrast of the background green and the color of the flowers. Nice blur too. Thanks for sharing

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