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Tongue Orchid

Tongue Orchid
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Copyright: Jeroen Gerdes (Belgerdy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 294 W: 6 N: 877] (7664)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-13
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor 105mm f2.8D micro
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Wild Orchids of Lesvos Island (Greece), Greece [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-06-03 1:59
Viewed: 4595
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A Bergon's Serapias on the beautiful Island of Lesvos. As the flower is quite 3-dimensional it is a pain to get them in good focus while keeping the background clean. Lying flat on the field was the solution here.

These serapias grow frequently in Olive Orchards, of which there are many in lesvos.

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Hello Jeroen,
excellent shot,natural colors and light, sharp details and nice BG,

Excellent shot with a good mild light and the 3 tongues in focus. I took several shots of Serapias, but I have a problem to see the difference between S.bergonii and S.vomeracera. Do you have any tips?
P.S. What is this place "Mytiline"? The main city Mytilene (in English) or Mytilini (transcription of Greek)? Did you found the Serapias there?

Bonjour Jeroen,
Très belle publication avec cette bonne macro permettant d'apprécier la finesse des détails et la délicatesse des couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • NotArt (23)
  • [2009-07-18 23:00]

I like the color and contrast!

Hello Jeroen,
What a stunning flower. I am a florist by trade and I've seen many kinds of orchids before but never one like this. It is absolutely stunning and truly reflects it's name. Very well done and thanks for sharing.

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