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Ophrys iricolor

Ophrys iricolor
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Copyright: Jose Rodriguez (jmp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-16
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Fuji Finepix S9500, Digital ISO 80
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-04-13 4:54
Viewed: 9171
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ophrys iricolor
Thank Ori Fragman for his valuable help!
José Miguel

Ref.: Ori Fragman's close-up

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To Maite: Tamaño de estas orquídeasjmp 1 04-20 11:25
To loot: Firm prop...jmp 1 04-19 04:08
To Ishi: Orchid id.jmp 1 04-14 08:14
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Nice detail and the orchid is well positioned in your frame Jose.
Good exposure and POV, showing the orchids interesting structure perfectly :)
Well done,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-04-13 5:57]

Hello Jose,
Very fine macro of this little Ophrys. Details are very sharp and I like the colours. Well composed too! They are hard to identify as many are so similar. Many thanks, Ulla

looks like O. iricolor, look at my pics for it, greetings Ori

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-04-13 7:04]
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Hola José,
A fine macro of this Ophrys flower.
The sharpness, POV and composition are superb!
According to my old book this seems to be some subspecies (possibly arnoldii) of Ophrys fusca, but as you say this genus is difficult and even experts cannot agree about the species and subspecies.
Thanks for sharing this beauty,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-04-13 8:19]

Hi Jose.
I am very glad to see you new pictures. Excellently composed shot of beautiful flower. I like magnification and composition of the shot. Colours are so rich and at the same tine delicate. Soft lighting is perfect too as well as the well details neutral BG. Well done and TFS.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-04-13 12:38]

Hi Jose,this is beautifull too,excellent colours and details,my best compliments and thanks for share,Luciano

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2008-04-13 13:01]
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Hi Jose,

Beautiful capture of Ophrys iricolor. The best sign is the V-shaped notch in the base of the labellum. Compare to my posting of about a week ago, showing a specimen at almost on the same POV...



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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-04-13 19:54]

Hola Jose,
Excellent shot of this charming Orchid with very impressive sharpness and lovely colours. Superb light and exposure levels and you have presented it so beautifully. Excellent DOF, POV and composition. Kudos.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2008-04-15 10:37]

Hello Jose,
another beautiful orchid, this one not as hairy as the last one.
As usual you do a wonderful job on capturing and presenting the image.
Very well done.

Hello Jose,
Very nice close-up on this Ophrys flower. Perfect focus and exposure. The flower stands out from the soft background. Very well seen and done.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-04-17 4:40]

Bonjour Jose,
Ces Ophrys sont si difficiles à photographier (il y en a dans notre jardin botanique). Belle composition en diagonale pour présenter cette petite beauté.

Good shoot my friend.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-04-18 1:03]

Hola amigo,
siempre interesantes trabajos,
cuando salimos al campo, estas diminutas plantas alegran nuestra vista,
buenos detalles y enlace,
saludos José

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2008-04-18 23:07]
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Hi Jose

A lovely macro of this orchid I realise it is not as simple as it sometimes look. Orchids have extended lips that protrude towards you and especially when you are so close to these flowers the DOF becomes very critical, but you did an excellent job here to ensure good details throughout the entire range of the flower. That is even inclusive of the new bud that is forming behind the flower which you also kept in crisp focus.

You pushed the ISO (80) so you ran a bit tight with the availability of light (looking at the aperture and shutter speed settings), but it seems like you compensated well by either using a tripod or utilising a firm prop against something very sturdy. At 1/60 of a second shutter speed I thing there would be very few people who could hold a camera still when shooting straight out of the hand. Yet the proof is in the result as the outcome is nice and sharp. I like the composition with the flower loosely placed on the diagonal line running through the frame. The colours and exposure was fine, but here I must admit that I prefer Howard's post processing work as I think it does justice to your photo.

Anyway, good work and well done MF & TFS.

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  • Amadeo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 755] (3323)
  • [2008-04-19 11:00]

Hola Jose, muy bonita orquidea, con buena luz y color, el encuadre en diagonal le va muy bien. Un saludo

Hi jose this is a beatifull flower sho graet colours well focused
maybe some more contrast and saturation would make this picture better but nice shot

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-04-19 15:03]

Hello Jose,
Great macro Jose with wonderful colors and nice details. This flower almost looks waxy, thank you for sharing.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-04-20 9:03]
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Hola Jose
Una foto extraordinaria de esta preciosa orquídea. Siempre me han llamado la atención este tipo de flores, pero nunca he visto una al natural, por eso me gustaría saber cuál es más o menos su tamaño. Me encanta el encuadre y la textura de la flor.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-04-21 12:10]

Hi Jose

This looks so delicate and beautiful. Wonderfully close and detailed. Great POV and wonderful DOF



Hello José M,
Amazing flower!
To be honest it is not the most beautiful specimen I have seen, but I have to be intrigued by the creation anyway...Well done on the macro work, the subject stands out well with sharp fine details!
Pablo -

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-04-24 6:43]

Hello Jose

A lovely macro of this beautiful orchid.
The colours are wonderful.
Very good POV and DOF.
The flower fills the frame well.


Dear José,
a very fine documentation of this very complex, fabulously imitative orchid blossom. I love the splendidly rich colours and the elegant diagonal capture.
Thank you! My best regards,

Hola Jose,
Como esta usted!
very fine macro indeed on this beautiful Orchid!
good sharpness with wonderful colouration and superb details
well done
muchas gracias

Vaya tela Jose, salgo al campo, y nunca me encuentro preciosidades como esta. ¿Será porque siempre voy mirando al cielo?. :-) :-). Eres un maestro en esto de las fotos de flores. Espero que estéis bien. Un abrazo.

Hi Jose,
What I like most in your pictures are those natural colors and exposure. You caught excellent details on this wonderful specie and with good DOF and composition. Nice shot!

Hi Jose,
A lovely capture of this beautiful Orchid. Excellent composition and nice details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-05-04 5:57]

hello Jose
well close-up working on this beautiful flower
i like POV, colours and BG

Impresionante, bella... menos el tercio inferior jajaja. Si te acercas son "jodidas" para fotografiarlas. Es impresionante el mundo de las orquídeas por su belleza y en particular las Ophrys son inetesantes a veces por sus pequeñas variaciones. Tengo tb una en mi galería que dudadba aunque me la confirmaron.
Bonito trabajo José.
Un abrazo: José Ignacio.

Hola José.
Una finísima imagen. Bellos y delicados detalles que haces que resalten de una manera que parece fácil...
Bellísima flor amigo.
Buen fin de semana amigo, JL.


Hola José,
Precioso retrato de estas bellas orquídeas que nos muestras con gran nitidez y tanto detalle, preciosa luz y color con un fondo muy agradable. Un cordial saludo
José Ramón

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  • Rafa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 172 W: 0 N: 7] (846)
  • [2008-07-23 15:02]

Tremendo macro pero echo en falta algo mas de foco en la parte inferior del labelo. Yo a esta la llamo Ophys fusca var. lupercalis pero para nombres las orquideas.... te puedes echar a temblar con los sinónimos y nombres actuales...


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