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Orchis militaris


Orchis militaris
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Copyright: john vantighem (john1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-05-10
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Sony Alpha DSLR 350, Sigma 105 F2.8 EX macro, Sandisk Ultra II 4Gb
Exposure: f/11, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-05-08 11:07
Viewed: 692
Points: 8
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Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Genus: Orchis
Species: O. militaris
This plant grows to a height of 20 to 50 cm with a robust stem with rather drawn up oblong basal leaves. The inflorescence forms a purplish dense cone consisting of from 10 to 40 flowers. In each flower the sepals and side petals are gathered together to form a pointed "helmet" (whence it gets its name), a lilac colour outside and a veined purple colour inside. The central tongue finishes in two lobes separated by a tooth.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-05-08 14:40]

Salut John,image absolument parfaicte malgre' la lumiere sombre,la qualite' des details est excellente et les couleurs aussi,tres bien fait! Bon WE et merci,Luciano

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2015-05-09 1:35]

Beautiful specimen, expertly recorded.

Very good colors, background, and details.

Nice to see another orchid enthusiast on TN!

Ishi

hallo John
very nice picture of this beautiful colored orchid
thanks gr lou

Bonjour John,
Un cadrage serré qui convient parfaitement t à cette superbe macro afin d'en apprécier la finesse des détails et la délicatesse des couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
Gérard

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