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Anacamptis pyramidalis

Anacamptis pyramidalis
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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: 2011-05-19
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D700, Sigma MAKRO 180mm 1:3,5 APO EX DG / HSM
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-05-31 1:40
Viewed: 2571
Points: 26
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Today I want show you an Anacamptis pyramidalis with red ants as bonus.

Anacamptis pyramidalis
The Pyramidal Orchid, Anacamptis pyramidalis, is an orchid native to southwestern Eurasia, from western Europe through the Mediterranean region eastwards to Iran. In Germany, it is rare and was declared Orchid of the Year in 1990 to heighten awareness of this plant.

This hardy perennial plant grows to a height of 30 cm. The colour of the flower varies from pink to purple, or rarely white, and the scent is described as "foxy". The arrangement of hermaphroditic flowers in a compact pyramidal shape is very distinctive and gives the orchid its common name. The flowers are pollinated by butterflies and moths. The mechanism by which its pairs of pollinia attach themselves to an insect's proboscis was discovered by Charles Darwin and described in his book on the Fertilisation of Orchids.[1] This orchid requires a sunny spot on diverse soils: loamy or clay, rarely on sandy soils. It can even grow on very alkaline soil.

The dried and ground tuber gives a fine white powder, called salep. This is a very nutritious sweet starchlike substance. It is used in drinks, cereals and in making bread. It is also used medicinally in diets for children and convalescents.

There are some notable varieties, which are sometimes treated as subspecies – and as they seem to be limited to certain regions, this may be correct:

Informations where taken from wikipedia


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-05-31 2:31]

Hi Sasha,beautiful specie and beautiful pic too,i like a lot this high saturation to see the best purple,great total details on the littles flowers too and perfect light.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

Ciao Sascha. Great colours results in very good details and sharp. Another lovely small guest star!


Hello Sasha,
Amazing vivid colors and lovely composition. Very nice flower with such brilliant colors.
It is a perfect exposure with great clarity and contrast against the background.
Thanks for sharing!

Hi Sascha,
Holy colors! Great shot of this Pyamid Orchid. Great DOF, focus and the ants are wonderful. I don't like to be harsh but that back flower is really confusing to this image. Well done.

Bonjour Sascha,
Il est domage que l'inflorescence du second plan influe négativement sur la valorisation d'un sujet pourtant finement détaillé et délicatement coloré.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Sascha
Beautiful photo with good composition and very good sharpnes. The colours are fantastic.

nice one, in Israel it is finished already, TFS Ori

Very nice shot of this antacamptis. good focus and color, especially the color is sometimes hard with the pyramidalis



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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-05-31 10:06]
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Hello Sascha.
Lovely shot of this Orchid.Orchids are my favorite flowers.The shot is very pleasing and happy.
Great colors and excellent BG.Best regards Siggi

PS.Nett Dich hier wieder zu sehen!

hello Sasha
very good picture of this specie with great details and beautiful colours
greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-05-31 11:51]

Hello Sascha,
Very beautiful photo of this orchid in splendid clear colours and very good sharpness. Nice blurred BG and composition. The ant is a nice bonus.

Ciao Sasha, splendid light on a beautiful flower with fantastic colors, excellent sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Beautiful color and exposed well to show this flower in all its glory.

Thanks for sharing,

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