- joska (22535)
- [2010-05-20 10:23]
Splendid Flower, congratulations and TFS!
- cypturk (308)
- [2010-05-20 10:30]
This is great. Nature's design is amazing, and this is an outstanding example. Sharp, well positioned in the frame, with good background.
- euroblinkie (64279)
- [2010-05-20 10:53]
this one is very good sharpness
beautiful colours good light and great details
i love this orchid Fam. very much
- Ishi (13387)
- [2010-05-20 12:21]
Thank you, Catherine, for sharing these orchids with us.
This is a beautiful specimen indeed, quite similar to the ones we saw in Rhodes, who have been given various other species names...
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2010-05-20 20:05]
Hi and Good Morning dear,
A beautiful macro to accompany with very useful notes.
Superb sharpness and color saturation.
The background is perfect for this type of composition.
Well done my friend!
TFS and have a nice day!
- genevrois (422)
- [2010-05-20 23:46]
Très belle orchidée. Je me suis spécialement penché sur une espèce qui vit en Belgique dans les fagnes: l'Ophris insectifera. J'en parle dans une conférence car elle met en déroute à elle seule toute la théorie de l'évolution. Merci pour celle-ci. Rudy
- cobra112 (43366)
- [2010-05-21 1:42]
Ciao Catherine. Intirgant playing of light to exalt colours. Very good sharp and details. Nice compo.
- oanaotilia (3416)
- [2010-05-21 7:54]
The orchids from genus Ophris are extraordinary proves of adaptation. And it is amazing how many patterns, colors could be found in this species.
As ussualy, a very good image, prezenting only one flower, in a pleasant composition. Well done.
- wishnugaruda (19365)
- [2010-05-22 9:45]
this orchid is very noble and I love the different colours and designs on this flower.
Also a pretty BG. You captured it with excellent sharpness and the light is perfect.
Thanks, very well done
Sabine - wishnugaruda
Excellent photo Catherine!
I think you made a discovery. It looks very much as Ophrys saliarisii, a new Ophrys described from Chios (I have those plants as "Op lyciensis" in the Ophrys of Greece book) and Rhodes! Now you added Samos, bravo.