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Orchis anthropophora for Gert

Orchis anthropophora for Gert
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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: 2010-05-23
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/25 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-27 11:36
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
I want to dedicate this Orchid to Gert (Gert Paassen) who reach today his 700th post! I took this pretty flower on the foot of Sint-Pietersberg (Montagne Saint-Pierre), in a natural reserve, a place well known by Gert. Human figure in a flower for a flowers lover. This plant is on the Red List and protected by law in the Netherlands.

Orchis anthropophora (L.) Allioni
Family: Orchidaceae
Syn.: formally Aceras anthrophophorum
Common names: Man Orchid [En],

The man orchid is a herbaceous perennial, growing to a height of between 20 to 40 cm (7.9 to 16 in). A basal rosette of 5 cm (2.0 in) lanceolate leaves develops from a tuber of up 6 cm (2.4 in) diameter, and between April and June a central flower spike is produced bearing up to fifty small, stemless flowers – the flowers vary from greenish, with a yellow-green labellum, to green, streaked and marked with purple.
This European species of orchid whose flowers resemble a human figure. The head is formed by the petals and sepals, and the suspended torso and limbs by the lobes of the labellum.
Orchis anthropophora favours moderately sunny meadows on well-drained, often calcareous soil. It is to be found around the Mediterranean area, and in central and western Europe as far north as southern England. It also grows in alpine areas, but not at high altitude.

Wikipedia/Orchis anthropophora

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To boreocypriensis: Yes, I'm in Samos now!CatherineD 2 09-27 14:53
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Hi Catherine,

thanks for your nice words on my 700th post and also thanks for this dedication.
I like it very much.
I have also been photographed this specie in Limburg but not so beautiful as you did.
I know how difficult this specie are.
Good pov, dof and sharpness.
Fine natural colours.
Also very thanks that you added me to your favorite photographers.

Hy Catherine
You are prezenting now a very interesting orchid, a protected species. Very good details ( probably you wre there a little bit too early and the floweres were not fully opened), in a perfect veritical image.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-09-27 12:41]

Hi Catherine,
Very beautiful capture.Well seen and composed.Exposure,harmonious
colors and visual impact are perfect.have a great week!
Thanks for posting..

Hola Catherine

Una bella composición de colores estupendos, de esta preciosa planta, muy buen contraste y perfecto POV.

Un saludo de Antonio

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-09-27 12:59]

Hello Catherine,
This photo is very beautiful in nice colours and great sharpness.TFS.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-09-27 13:22]

Hello Catherine,
A very beautiful photo in the style of Gert with superb sharpness, details and in splendid natural colours. Taken from a very good POV, a gorgeous OOF BG and a pleasing composition.

Ahhh... i surpised with this image since i thought you are in vacation with this day! anyway, this is really spectacular orchid taken with excellent quality as usual and very thoughtfull dedicaton to GERT.
TFS this Cathy,


Hi Cathy..Lovely picture with very clear details and great notes..Nice dedication to Gert too.. have a nice holiday in Samosç.. TFS.

A lovely shot of this Orchid, Catherine!
I love the smooth OOF BG, the perfect sharpness and lovely warm colours!
A nice tribute to Gert!

Tout simplement superbe et merci de nous faire découvrir des espèces que l'on ne connait pas toujours bien.

Hello Catherne,
excellent image of orchid. Very beautiful details and background. Perfect the soft light. Regards, Paolo

Hello Catherine, excellent shot of this beautiful orchis.
Details and colours are wonderful.
TFS and regards,

Hi Catherine,
A lovely capture of this beautiful orchid flower. Very well composed and very good details. Nice dedication for Gert. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-09-28 3:58]

Salut Catherine,un hommage de classe pour nos amis Gert,une espece rare et tres bien capturee',details,nettete' et couleurs au top.Bonne poursuite de vacances en Grece,j'espere il y a du chaud soleil....!!Luciano.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-09-28 6:53]

Beautiful capture of this lovely plant, great colors and composition. tfs.

Hello Catherine
nice capture of this beautiful and delicate "orchidea". Great colors and light. A perfect dedication for our friend Gert.

Ciao Catherine, simple and elegant composuition with lovely orchid, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

hello Catherine
super good picture
super BG and the colours are beautiful
i like this Orchid
greeting lou

Hi Catherine. Great macro photo of this special orchid having human figures on its flowers.
Details, POV and composition are impressive.
Best regards

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2010-09-28 22:04]

Beautiful image of a lovely orchid, done in your special style.

Well done!


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-10-02 4:59]

Bonjour Catherine,
Je reviens sur cette image..quelle subtilité dans la présentatation! Et la lumière si fine qui met en valeur les formes si particulières de cette plante. Un ton sur ton parfait. Très beau!!
Bonne fin de semaine

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