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Neotinea lactea

Neotinea lactea
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Copyright: Nikos Roditakis (NikosR) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-02-20
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Olympus mini E-PM1, 60mm Olympus Zuiko
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2014-08-22 5:57
Viewed: 959
Points: 16
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Neotinea lactea
Family : Orchidaceae

Neotinea lactea is robust plant 10-20cm very common wild orchid of cretan flora. It prefers dry to moist, slightly acid to calcareous soils in sunny or semi-shaded places, such as chalk grasslands, abandoned olive groves, open places in scrubland and open woodlands. At altitudes from sea level to 1,800 m

The flowers are small. The sepals are grown together at the base, dark green oval to lanceolate, with a long pointed tip, white or light pink, the veins. The petals are shorter and narrower, with purple veins. Sepals and petals form an egg-shaped helmet, with the three points touch each other in the middle and then bow out.

The lip is up to 11 mm long, flat, drooping, three-lobed, the side lobes and spread to the curved rear and Sessile top, midlobe wider, incised or slightly two-lobed. The lip is milky white, densely covered with dark pink or purple dots or dashes.

The flowering period is Febr to mid April in Crete.

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Hello Nikos-Beautiful coloured Orchid.Nice species.I like the way you have managed BG and against it such colourful species.Details of the flower(inside)is well too.Thanks for sharing.regards-Srikumar

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-08-22 9:15]

Hi Nikos,interesting small orchid,a very good capture with perfect exposure and bright colors,just a bit blurred in the center.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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Όμορφη φωτογραφία με πολύ καλή σύνθεση και φανταστικά χρώματα

hallo Nikos
this is a beauty of a orchid with good details and lovely colours
thanks gr lou

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-08-23 4:15]

Hello Nikos,
Colorful picture, a beautiful Orchis too.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2014-08-23 9:53]

Hello Nikos,
beautiful and rare orchid,thanks for sharing,regards..

Hello Nikos,
Color, color and more beautiful color is how I would describe this image. A wonderful shot of this attractive species of orchid. I love their unique features and vivid red wine, white and greenish hues. The framing is great and the BG is gorgeous. The focus to me seems just a tad soft, but still a pleasure to view.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-08-26 11:41]

Hello Nikos,
Very beautiful image of this orchid in splendid colours and good sharpness. Attractive diagonal composition. Nice contrasting background.

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