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Orchis papilionacea

Orchis papilionacea
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Copyright: Umar Ulyn (goatman04) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 961 W: 2 N: 1863] (10573)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-03
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/50 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-04-10 20:55
Viewed: 2055
Points: 26
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Orchis papilionacea(Butterfly orchid):

Description: Tubers globose. Stems 20-40cm, erect, with basal rosette of leaves and sheaths above. Leaves lanceolate to linear-lanceolate. Spike ovoid, lax, few-flowered, rarely cylindrical and rather dense. Bracts lanceolate, 3- to 4- veined, longer than ovary. Flowers purple, rarely red or brownish. All perianth-segments convergent into a helmet; outer 10-15(-18)mm, ovate-oblong, the inner similar. Inner perianth segment 12-16(-25) × 12-16(-25)mm, undivided, unguiculate, suborbicular or obcordate, constricted at the base, rarely ovate-flabellate or obscurely 3-lobed. Spur deflexed, cylindrical, shorter than ovary.

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beautifully colored orchid. nicely taken centering the frame. good lighting and sharpness. tfs.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-04-11 2:13]

Hi Umar,spectacular capture of this wild orchid,great choice of point of view and very impressive quality of sharpness and colors despite the difficult light of a cloudy day,magnificent and rich background too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-04-11 5:38]

Hi Umar.
Lovely shot of a lovely flowers. Natural surroundings and delicate colours underlines the beauties of the main subject. TFS and best regards.

Hello Umar,
A splendid orchid flower between natural surroundings. Very delicate flower. Interesting contrast against the background.

Hello Umar
Beautiful photo with wonderful colours and good sharpness.

hello Umar
This is very nice to see

great details and good light with beautiful colours
thanks for this picture
greeting lou

Ciao Umar, lovely composition with nice orchid, beautiful ambientation, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Ciao Umar. Stunning details and sharp against the BG. Wonderful colours. Perfect DOF.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-04-11 11:13]

Hello Umar.
Very nice photo of the orchid. Very good strong colors typical of the orchids. Nice sharp image with good DOF and details of the flowers.Best regards Siggi

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-04-11 22:07]

Hi Umar,
the view of this wild flower is so lovely. The way it grows among the leafless branches makes it so graphical and unique. Well presented shot and exciting details.


nice picture of this orchid with great sharpness and true colour.

Hello Umar

Very beautiful close-up shot of this flower,
fine POV, i love the tight framing in the upper
side of the image, great details of the petals, TFS


Bonjour Umar,
Agréable publication remarquable pour la finesse de ses détails et la délicatesse de ses couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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