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Bumblebee orchid


Bumblebee orchid
Photo Information
Copyright: Jan Gaisler (honza) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04-24
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/4, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Orchids (wild) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-01-12 3:38
Viewed: 5950
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ophrys bombyliflora
Bumblebee orchid; Ophrys bourdon; Ophrys bombyx; Ofride di bombo; Bremsen-Ragwurz
(Orchidaceae)

A small, inconspicuous and rather unattractive member of the genus Ophrys.
Perennial growing to 0.25 m.
Flowering from April to June. The flowers are hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) about 1 cm wide and they are pollinated by insects.
It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade grassy places and scrub (garigue) in Southern Europe (Mediterranean Region).

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-01-12 3:50]

Hi Jan!

As you know I'm fan of your orchid pictures. This one is very sharp and detailed, nice shapes of flower. Maybe not very beautifull but I wouldn't call it unattractive ;-) Good work!

Very accurate and well done close-up. We suppose to have this one in Romanian Flora , but is so rare that even when I went chasing it in certified locations I couldn't find it.

Regards, Petru

Hi Jan,
Excellent capture with good lighting and detail,
great POV and DOF.
Well done and TFS!

Great light and color with sharp detail. Well composed closeup of this interesting orchid Jan. Well done.
Thank You!

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  • renato (98)
  • [2006-01-12 13:35]

hi jan, sharp details, unusual colors for an orchid, bravo as usual
renato

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