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Ophrys israelitca_02

Ophrys israelitca_02
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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: 2009-02-06
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D 80, AF-S VR Micro Nikkor 105mm 1:2.8G ED, 62 mm UV
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-02-13 7:53
Viewed: 3540
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is another specimen of Ophrys israelitca (fusca), showing clearly the velvety character of the labellum (lip; about 20 mm in length) the omega (ω) separating the brown and the patterned areas of the labellum, and the visicidia (two yellow dots above the back of the labellum) that will attach the pollinia (pollens sacs) to the head of the insect attracted to the this bee orchid, trying to copulate with it.

Picture taken under natural sunlight, with hand held camera.

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Bonjour Ishi,
Quelle chance! les ophrys sont dejà là chez toi... En Provence, l'hiver est toujours installé, il faut patienter encore... Très beau spécimen, avec un omega parfaitement dessiné.
Profites-en bien...

Bonjour Ishi,
Très belle et intéressante publication mais dont l'éclairage quoique naturel ne me paraît pas optimal.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Ishi,
Very nice picture!
At first sight I thought you used a flash, but you write it's natural sunlight . . . special!
May be the picture will be stronger when the leaf under the labellum and the other flower are not visible (I know that's not always possible in nature, but software like Photoshop can do a lot of good things!)

nice pic, dash Ori

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-02-13 13:00]

Hello Ishi,
A very fine macro of a lovely velvety Ophrys in beautiful light. Fantastic details and a fine background too. They're normally so small and difficult to photograph! Well done!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-02-13 13:53]

Hi Ishi,a very lovely specie,a beautiful point of view for a better result,i like a lot the rich colors and the great sharpness,thanks for the note note,a very professional work,have a nice weekend,Luciano

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