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Nigritella rubra

Nigritella rubra
Photo Information
Copyright: petru damsa (petrudamsa) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 562 W: 77 N: 725] (2544)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1995-08-02
Categories: Flowers, Mountain
Camera: Zenit EM
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Flora Balcanica, my favourite european orchids, Romanian Mountains [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-02-07 2:52
Viewed: 5272
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Name: Nigritella rubra
Family: Orchidaceae

This is a rare (and protected) orchid in my country.
The romanian name of this orchid would be translated in english as "brave man's blood".
It is an alpine orchid, groing only above the forest line, in the alpine meadows of the calcarous mountains.
It can't be found in every romanian mountain massive, only insular, on some favuorable spots.
It has (like any alpine flower) a small size, rarely growing over 10 cm high. Blooms in July-August, the flowers being small, clustered and having a strong pleasant vanilla odour.
A remarkably physical feature of all Nigritella species is that they do not have the ovary rotated at 180 degrees, like all other european orchids have.
Therfore a close-up look at the tiny flower will show a upside-down distribution and shape of the tepals like in other orchids.

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2006-02-07 3:03]

Very nice orchid, perfect photo Petru. I like the composition and colors. I have seen never the species in nature, in my country this one is not. TFS

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  • Ninfa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 112 W: 3 N: 204] (747)
  • [2006-02-07 3:13]

Hello Petru the that intense red color as this represents certain grade of difficulty of capturing for my for its pink and blued reflections. This species is new for my and very interesting for its multiple petals and it forms so special. The detail of the leaf of the shaft and their red color give an exquisite touch to the composition. Saludos Cordiales. *Ninfa Urania*

Lovely shot Petru!
The picture is very clear. The colours and simple composition make it very pleasant to look at.
In Poland it is called darkheaded orchid. I like the romanian name much more.
Very well done on this one!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-02-07 6:10]

Hi Petru!

Fantastic work! Composition, DOF, colours, BG - all look great. Red - green made superb contrast. Flower is very interesting and I think not very well known. Thank you for presenting it to us!

Hi Petru, nice photo of this pritected plant. Inb slovenija is also protect but red coloure is stronger to black. We call it Črna murka.

Hi Petru,
Very nice shot with great composition and colours,
interesting note.
Thanks for sharing!

hi petru .
les couleurs rouge rose de cette fleurs ressorte bien sur le BG vert.bravo.

hi petru. the colors pink red of this flowers arises well on the BG vert.bravo. Laurent

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2006-02-07 11:50]

Quite an interesting and beautiful flower Petru!
Excellent capture well composed!
ps also thank you Petru for providing me with my 1000th point! Wow, how time flies...

Hello Petru,

I very much like this wonderful composition and lovely flower with such a noble name...

Details, colors, POV and exposure are great.

Thank you for sharing it with us!

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-02-07 20:51]

Hi Petru
What a lovely terrestrial orchid. Typical with these small orchids the inflorescence is really crowded with all the little individual flowers.
Your composition, cropping & POV are all well done and the BG & DOF is fabulous.
Well done and TFS.

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-02-08 0:53]

Hola Amigo Petru.
Que tal como estas? ya no visitas a los amigos de mexico.
Intensos y bellos colores,una muy buena composicion,buena luz y contrastes,una muy bella flor familia de las orquideas,excelente retrato de esta linda flor.
Saludos desde el infierno verde....RICARDO.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-02-10 15:27]

Petru, this is what I'd call contrast.

Besides, great composition and pov. Vivid colors indeed.

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2006-02-10 20:37]

Hello Petru,
Very nice species, never seen it before.
Best greetings,

Hello Petru,
An awesome colour contrast, my friend!
A well composed image, good diagonal and DOF spot on... Nice work as always!
Pablo -

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2006-05-14 12:57]

Beautiful capture, Petru. I like the contrast between the hot red/magenta and the greens. The centralized framing fits well.

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