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Aristolochia paecilantha + sempervirens

Aristolochia paecilantha + sempervirens
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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: Fungi
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-02
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D 80, AF-S VR Micro Nikkor 105mm 1:2.8G ED, 62 mm UV
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-06 11:55
Viewed: 3435
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Some of you have seen my posting not long ago of Aristolochia sempervirens. Here we have a rare natural juxtaposition of A. sempervirens with its larger relative A. paecilantha. These were photographed in an oak forest in the Northern Heights of Golan, at an elevation of above 900 m above sea level. Lighting was poor so had push the capabilities of the camera. A light wind made it even more difficult.

As I wrote before, these flowers are clever temporary traps for insects, which get a good dousing of pollen before getting away to pollinate the next flower.

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Hello Ishi, superb capture of this beauty. TFS. Regards,

Hi ishi, it took a couple of looks to see what this is, great image....excellent composition. regards h

Shalom Ishi, Excellent close-up capture of this beautiful orchid in all aspects my friend! TFS. Cheers,


Hello Ishi,

these flower have i never been seen before.
Thanks for sjaring.


Hi Ishi

A great double. Very strange looking flowers, but their morphology does the trick.
Good POV, DOF and sharpness.


A fine couple of flowers elegantly captured with some oak leaves Ishi, I know the sempervirens, but the other one is quite new for me, TFS indeed my friend!

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