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King Ferdinand

King Ferdinand
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Copyright: Jeroen Gerdes (Belgerdy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 294 W: 6 N: 877] (7664)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-19
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor 200mm f4 ED/IF macro
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/160 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-30 0:27
Viewed: 3159
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The ophrys regis-ferdinandii is closely related to the O. Speculum I posted a little while ago. This one is weird to see in real, never seen a flower so strange. Of the many pictures I took (they are quite easily to find once you recognise them, on Chios) this is the only one i find acceptable, very hard to shoot.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-07-30 1:23]

Very interesting Orchid, congratulations!

Hi Jeroen,

When I first saw this I thought there was a insect in the mouth of the orchid. A fine shot with good focus and dof, good natural colours. A nice oof background.

TFS regards Bill

great close up, TFS Ori

Hi Jeroen,
it's true, it is hard to do a good shot of Ophrys. This one is excellent. You recognize the whole apparatus for the pollination. I guess its also some kind of nonsocial bee male that is pollinating this wild looking orchid. Well done!
Best regards

hallo jeroen
dit is een beste!!
deze heb ik nog niet gezien
goed van scherpte en mooie kleuren
ik heb nog foto's van orchideën uit greece,maar de namen zijn zo moeilijk erbij te vinden
groetjes lou

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-07-30 13:04]

Hi Jeroen. As you say in your notes what a strange looking flower. Nature has done this for a reason. taken with fine detai land sharp focusing against the OOF BG. all with natural colours. Well done TFs.

Bonjour Jeroe,
Très belle macro valorisant bien le sujet par l'appréciation de la finesse des détails et la délicatesse des couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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