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Orchidophile
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Copyright: Catherine Dijon (CatherineD) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 861 W: 57 N: 4006] (14097)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-31
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/160 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Orchids of Belgium [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-05-31 14:35
Viewed: 3410
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
No flower has captured the attention of humans, or stirred their passions, that orchids have. There is no need to travel far. Orchids can grow in a natural field and place in every country. In the Natural Reserve of “Montagne Saint-Pierre”, near Visé, there are a dozen of wild orchids. And on this sunny Sunday, a dozen of orchidophiles were also there with cameras and tripods.
This is detail of the Military Orchid (Orchis militaris) with a nice green beetle, Gastrophysa viridula. Thanks Vinny for the ID!

Another thing: I bring back home beautiful photos of this walk, but also 7(!) ticks on my skin. I heat them!
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Aucune fleur n’a pu tant capter l’attention des humains et attiser leurs passions que les orchidées. Et pas besoin de voyager loin. Les orchidées peuvent pousser dans des lieux et champs naturels dans chaque pays. Dans la Réserve naturelle de la Montagne Saint-Pierre, près de Visé, il y a une douzaine d’orchidées sauvages. Et en ce dimanche ensoleillé, une douzaine d’orchidophiles étaient aussi là avec leurs appareils photos et leurs trépieds.
C’est un détail de l’Orchis militaire (Orchis militaris) avec une beau coléoptère vert. Merci Vinny pour l'identification.
Je posterai d’autres photos de cette réserve naturelle dans les prochains jours. Et pas seulement des orchidées. Il y a beaucoup d’insectes intéressants également.

Encore une chose: j'ai ramené de belles photos de cette balade, mais aussi 7 (!> tiques sur ma peau. Je déteste ces bestioles...

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  • Great 
  • t_flo (6)
  • [2009-05-31 14:41]

Bonsoir Catherine,
Très belle photo, magnifiques couleurs. Très bon focus. Bravo ...

Hello Catherine,
great macro, very sharp details and beautifull colors.Excellent BG,
regards,
Nikos.

Realmente una toma maravillosa y espectacular Catherine !!
A la belleza del insecto se le añade la de la orquídea. Gran profundidad y muy buena luz.
Un trabajo sobresaliente: enhorabuena.

Un abrazo y buena semana: Josep Ignasi.

Very good capture. Wonderful composition.
My best regards.
TFS

Perfect macro !
Beautifuk colors.
Have a nice week,
Chrissty

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  • Art_R Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (3892)
  • [2009-05-31 19:46]

Hi Catherine , what a nice macro of this orchid and handsome beetle. Thanks for sharing it
regards
Art

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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2009-05-31 23:24]

Hello Catherine,
Beautiful macro shot of the Orchid and the beetle, both rightly exposed. Sharp and detailed with a clean green background, the picture is very attractive.
Thanks for sharing
Regards,
Smitha.

Hi Catherine
I am not 100% but I think the beetle is Gastrophysa viridula or a related species.
Whatever it is, this is a very good shot of both beetle and orchid.
Kind Regards
Vinny
PS - you have my sympathy with the ticks. I also bring home a few after my walks! ;p

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2009-05-31 23:43]

Merhaba Catherine,
mükemmel bir makro; renkler, netlik ve arka alan harika olmuş.
Tebrik ederim

  • Great 
  • briGG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 2 N: 344] (1823)
  • [2009-06-01 0:08]

Bonjour Catherine,

Eh oui, dans la Réserve naturelle de la Montagne Saint-Pierre il y a de très belles choses!

Belle capture de cet insecte (dont je ne connais pas, non plus, le nom) et de cette orchidée.
Bravo pour la lumière et la netteté!

Bonne journée

brigitte

Hi Catherine,
Another splendid macro of a fascinating subject.
Beautiful composition and colours.
Very nice work.
Cheers & TFS
Steve

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-06-01 1:01]

Hello Catherine
Nice composition and excellent details. Clear BG and beautiful colors Too.
Regards
Razvan

Wowww... stunningly perfect and great macro capture of this ochidophilic beetle perched on a beautiful orchid with superb details and nice copmpositon. The green OFF BG also wonderful MF Catherine.
TFS and cheers,
Bayram

Hello Catherine
perfect focusing on the bug. Excellent the composition of colors that give a great contrast between the fantastic little insect green glares and the pink orchids with fine details and light.
Livio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-06-01 8:35]

Hello Catherine,
Maybe I have to travel to Visé, where such a beautiful orchids are. But it's a bit too far for me.
This photo is amazing! The colours and sharpness are so good! Together with the DOF and very fine OOF BG it's superb.
Regards,
Peter

Ciao Catherine
une très jolie photo en macro de cette fascinante orchidée et de cet insect, les détails sont extraordinaires et les couleurs sont très belles et naturelles, j'adore cette priise de vue très soigneuse.
Merci et félicitations
Amicalement
Maurizio

hello Catherine
this is SUPER
so many details and great sharpness
so beautiful of colours
great shot
greeting lou

Bonjour Catherine,
Remarquable macro, malgré l'amputation du sujet, permettant d'apprécier la finesse des détails et la délicatesse des couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
Gérard

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