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Ophrys mammosa

Ophrys mammosa
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Copyright: Catherine Dijon (CatherineD) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 861 W: 57 N: 4006] (14097)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-06
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Wild Orchids of Samos island (Greece) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-05-25 11:06
Viewed: 4073
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
I found this bright ophrys on slopes of a mountain road, on two different locations on the south of Samos island.
This shot is added to the theme:
Wild Orchids of Samos island, Greece.

Ophrys mammosa Desfontaines, 1807
Family: Orchidaceae
Group: O. mammosa

This is a very variable species with a wide distribution in eastern Mediterranean. Many local variants have been observed and influences from other species, probably intermix.
Characteristics of this species: undivided lip, black shiny pseudo-eyes, generally black stigmatic cavity, lip of 12-17mm, bicoloured lateral sepals, purple tinted at their lower part.
Flowering time: April-early May.
Pollinator: Andrena fuscosa

Antonopoulos Z., 2009.
The bee Orchids of Greece. The genus Ophrys. Mediterraneao Editions. [link to the Editor]
Greek Orchids

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-05-25 11:17]

Hi Catherine
Great orchid today!
Perfect details and colors.
I like the POV.

Merhaba Catherine,
You caught very very well, this early-spring orchid. This species is very commen here, even I have in my garden as naturally, without cultivation. Thus I know very well this lovely species. I think this year it blossomed end of March.
I like your composition. Bravo and TFS.

Selamlar & Iyi geceler arkadasim.

Hi dear Cathy,

I love the lighting and shadows in this delicate orchid macro. The frame you chose suits the composition nicely MF! I think the mammaso name stemning its big lips?:)
TFS and have a nice night!


hello Catherine
very good picture with 2 sharpness flowers
great details and beautiful colours
thanks for the comment
i have a name from a white Vicia Pinetorum
with many white flowers
greeting lou

Geia sou Catherine,
A wonderful macro shot of this very beautiful flower with great sharpness and perfect colors.
Filika Giorgos

Excelente trabjo y presentación Catherine !

Magníficas tonalidades y ejemplar encuadre.

Inmejorable disposición en vertical del par de flores. Un trabajo encantador.

Saludos: J. Ignasi.

A masterpiece work as usual.
thanks for sharing.


Très beau cadre. L'avantage avec ces fleurs c'est qu'on les a de face et de profil en même temps. Superbe!. Rudy

Hi Catherine,

Good sharpness, pov and dof on this macro from an beautiful orchid.
Fine colours.


Hello Catherine,
excellent capture, sharp details, beautifull natural colors and light, great BG,

Ciao Catherine. Another detlicate sharpened and detailed work. Good the vertical cut with bright colours. Best compliments.


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