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Ophrys apifera_01

Ophrys apifera_01
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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: 2009-04-01
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D 80, AF-S VR Micro Nikkor 105mm 1:2.8G ED, 62 mm UV
Exposure: f/29.0, 1/50 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My Purple Obsession 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-04-01 12:38
Viewed: 3247
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ophrys apifera, the Bee Orchid, is one of our showiest orchids. It is also one that has a labellum most reminiscent of a bee, complete with a “sting” at the end of the “belly”. The labellum is about 15 mm long. Here you see the two pollinia (pollen sacs) bending down towards the stigma to self-pollinate the flower.

Picture was taken in the shade with a hand-held camera. Cropped and contrast –enhanced; some color balance correction applied; finally file reduced in size for TN, and picture sharpened.

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2009-04-01 12:40]

Hello Ishi,

Very nice close-up of this beautiful orchid. Colors are very nice being well saturated and vivid. Even if image is somehow soft good details of the flower can be observed.

Thank you for sharing,

A perfectly reproduced close up with fine pattern and colouration details Ishi, TFS this my friend.

Hello Ishi,
Very nice macro on this orchid flower with elaborated labellum

Bonjour Ishi,
Très belle macro très finement détaillée et très délicatement colorée.
(Je pense en avoir aperçu deux sujets samedi dernier à un stade végétatif nettement moins avancé rendant très difficile l'identification.)
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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