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Orchis israelitica

Orchis israelitica
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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: 2008-03-25
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/6.2, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-22 10:33
Viewed: 2914
Points: 10
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Thats a small endemic orchid, growing in the Galilee in northern Israel.
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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-12-22 11:31]

Very nice photo of this endemic orchid!

Such a beautiful, delicate orchid in real fine exposure Ori, thank you for this beauty MF.

Good capture of this small and endemiz sp.

Dear Ori,
I am happy, you brought out from your archives this beauty! I shall never have enough photos of orchids.

My poor husband suffers boredom, when I spend hours at an exhibition...

Unfortunately - as you can imagine - in our part of the world are no exhibitions of orchids and very few wild orchids in the Drakensberg - which is off limits - because the Air Force has a Radar Station up there.

Our best friend's daughter was stationed where you found this beautiful Orchis israelitica, and I like the lush slopes very much.

I read an article about:
Floral mimicry between Orchis israelitica Baumann and Dafni (Orchidaceae) and Bellevalia flexuosa Boiss. (Liliaceae)

Summary: Orchis israelitica, which has no food reward, was found to share the pollinators of Bellevalia flexuosa: Eucera clypeata, Bombylius sp. and possibly also Anthophora sp. Since both species have a similar coloration pattern, flowering period and habitats — it is suggested that O. israelitica mimics the flowers of B. flexuosa as a deceit syndrome of pollination.

Thanks a lot for showing this Orchid,
My best wishes for you and your family - especially GOOD HEALTH!

I am looking forward to admire many more of your wonderful work - like the above orchid -in the future.

All the best
Warm regards

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

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