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Ophrys episcopalis


Ophrys episcopalis
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Copyright: anita and mike allsopp (juanit) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 5 N: 270] (1522)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-08
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon 400D, Tamrom 90mm f2.8 DI
Exposure: f/16, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Orchids of Crete [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-05-10 10:09
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Points: 2
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Taken on the only day we saw rain on Crete had to use flash,not my preferred method

Ophrys with impressively big flowers (up to 2cm long) with eastern Mediterranean distribution, from Crete, where it occurs frequently, to Israel. In Crete, it coexists and flowers almost the same time with Ophrys helios, which nevertheless has smaller flowers and in Rhodes with Ophrys calypsus, which has longer petals, contiguous at their base. Flowering time end of March - April.

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what a beauty, I was not aware of this one in Rhodes, unless it is the same flower they now name colossaea, which i have a few in my gallery from last trip

well done
J

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