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Blue mirrors
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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: 2011-04-09
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S VR MICRO NIKKOR 105mm f2.8G ED
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-04-19 6:24
Viewed: 2513
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This Ophrys speculum is one of my favorites wherever I go. There is so many on sicily it is hard not to find them. Also found several hybrids of the speculum with other ophrys species. Compared to the ones from lesvos and rhodos on greece, I found the yellow linings on the sicilian speculum very much adding to the beauty. the greek speculum go from blue straight to the brown hairs



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To Ishi: and mine from lesvos 2 years agoBelgerdy 1 04-19 23:34
To PeterZ: LesvosBelgerdy 2 04-19 10:39
To euroblinkie: Veel plezierBelgerdy 1 04-19 06:58
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Hello Jeroen,
Attractive orchid and very well captured, very good depth of field and sharpness, good composition,
Thanks for sharing,

Hallo Jeroen,
Inderdaad, wat een schoonheid! Over drie dagen zit ik op Lesbos. Ik zal mijn ogen goed de kost geven. Hoewel ik meestal omhoog kijk naar de vogeltjes.
Schitterende foto in alle opzichten!

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-04-19 6:40]

Hi Jeroen,
Splendid photo of this interesting Ophrys, fantastic sharp details, very nice colors, TFS!

hallo Jeroen
super mooi is deze plaat
met veel scherpte en mooie kleuren
ik ga zaterdag 1 week naar lefkas ,daar weet ik ook een aantal te staan
ik hoop dat ze er nog zijn
groetjes lou

Hello Jeroen,

What a fabulous sharp image with great detail, lovely nice natural colours, superb shot Jeroen,
Congratulations and well done,


Hello Jeroen,
Splendid capture of a lovely flower with outstanding details, fantastic colors and excellent focus.
Great composition with superb contrast against the dark green background.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-04-19 8:02]

Lovely flower and excellent colors, good image. tfs.

Bonjour Jeroen,
Fantastique macro remarquable pour la finesse de ses détails et la délicatesse de ses couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hallo Jeroen,

zo jij hebt hier een mooie orchidee te pakken.
Super scherp en detailering met mooie wzige achtergrond.
Mooie kleuren.


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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2011-04-19 23:21]
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Indeed, J., this is one of the most stunning Ophrys species. Compare to the one I posted form Sardinia not long ago (www.treknature.com/gallery/Europe/Italy/photo255588.htm). It's quite similar to yours.



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  • egres Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 44 W: 2 N: 144] (754)
  • [2011-04-20 8:21]

Hello Jeroen
Flowers will always be an importnt soure to photographers as well as to painters and here, you succeeded in capturing the tiny details of that beautiful flower. Great detail and sharpness on the main subject and a beautiful composition with that neutral background.
a v ery artistic presentation
Regards from Québec


Great macro Jeroen!! The subject is beautiful. The composition is excellent. The colours and the lighting are fantastic. The sharpness is impressive.

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