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Ophrys cornutula

Ophrys cornutula
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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: 2010-04-13
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Wild Orchids of Samos island (Greece) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-06-04 14:19
Viewed: 3878
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Another beautiful and small orchid of Samos.
Added to the theme:
Wild Orchids of Samos island, Greece.

Ophrys cornutula H. F. Paulus
Family : Orchidaceae
Group: oestrifera

This representative of oestrifera group, with long horns, has a very small lip (6-9mm). It was recently described from Rhodes. Similar Ophrys of oestrifera group, with small lips and relatively early flowering time, can be found in south Greece, in Ionian island, Aegina island and Dodecanese islands and in western coast of Turkey. Some of them could be described in the future as separate species. In Rhodes, it is distinguished from the other members of oestrifera group by its small lip and by a later flowering time (mid March - April).

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

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Hi Catherine

A fantastic shot of this beautiful orchid. Excellent DOF and sharpness. Highlighted weel on a good OOF background.


another interesting Ophrys Aegean species,Catherine
perfect sharpness and contrast
well composed thanks sERGIO

Excelente captura por su gran nitidez y profundidad, y como no, por lo bien que captaste su belleza: chapeau !

Buen fin de semana Catherine.

An absolutely inspirational macro shot of a beautifuı orchid, the colour tones really seem to stand out against the burr green background. Great exposure too dear...
TFS and have a nice WE with many orchids:)


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-06-05 1:15]

Hi Catherine,
Very beautiful photo of this orchid. Fantastic depth of field and composition. Perfect sharpness, details and POV. Beautiful colours and OOF BG.

A stunningly beautiful Orchid, Catherine.
The subtle patterns and colours on it are captured with super dexterity in this clse-up image.
Thanks and regards.

Hello Catherine. A wonderful composition with this beautiful flower! Very sharp macro adorned with magnificent lighting.
Thanks for sharing.

Hi Catherine

what should I other say as excellent?!


This is such a wonderful flower, Catherine, I love the colours and the details.
Excellent sharpness - you are so happy that you saw this noble orchid in nature.
Thanks for sharing it with us
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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