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Cephalanthera damasonium

Cephalanthera damasonium
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Copyright: Sascha Weissbeck (Sascha-Steinau) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 59 W: 3 N: 173] (1620)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-24
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D700, Sigma MAKRO 180mm 1:3,5 APO EX DG / HSM
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-05-25 17:16
Viewed: 2700
Points: 14
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Hi TN Friends,
Yesterday as I take one of our dogs for a walk, I found more than approx. 1000 exemplars
of Cephalanthera damasonium at our route which was 2 km far of our home.

That area is a lime stone area which is highly protected as conversation area by law.
Itīs one of the most important and interesting places for botanists in Hessen/Germany.

There are 18 several Orchids registered and over 40 plants which listed into the red list of protected plants by law. I was there for the first Time and was surprised to find so many exemplars of Cephalanthera damasonium.

That is a good thing because last week I was on my favourite place where more than 4000 Orchids grows at a small place but I was shocked to see that this year the flower of Ophrys apifera was shrunken from approx 1500 exemplars to only 5 and from approx 300 Cephalanthera damasonium to 0.

The reason for that is probably the try spring that we have.

You will find some small information’s written in German about the region which I found the new the plant at the photo at our Website


Cheers and have fun and always a lucky finger at you cam

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Looks like a watercolor painting an interplay between sharpness and blurring. Good background.

Ciao Sascha. Good DOF and colours for this specie. Lovely compo bit noised, in my opinion.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-05-26 6:47]

Hello Sascha,
lovely coposition that really gives a good visual effect. the softness of the background and the diagonal of the leaf add beauty to the presentation. nice details of the white petals and yellow pollens.
Well done.


beautiful and delicate, nice composition as well, TFS Ori

nice shot sascha.nice to see one open a bit, usually they stay closed


hello Sascha
very nice picture with good details and good sharpness
greeting lou

Hello Sascha
Fine flower image, good compozition with, maybe some more sharpness will be welcome, but overall, a photo that I like!

Kind regards,

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