|Copyright: Ori Fragman Sapir (fragman)
|Date Taken: 2008-03-25|
|Exposure: f/6.2, 1/250 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2009-12-22 10:33|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Thats a small endemic orchid, growing in the Galilee in northern Israel.|
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- [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.
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
Très belle macro ; merci pour le partage.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.