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Sadle Ophrys

Sadle Ophrys
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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: 2011-04-10
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S VR MICRO NIKKOR 105mm f2.8G ED
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-04-24 3:19
Viewed: 2637
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This Ophrys bertolonii almost beats the regis-ferdinandii for strangeness. It is shaped like a sadle with a beautiful speculum in purple on the lower half. On Sicily we also saw the closely relate O. explanata. The main differens seems that the flowers of that one are a tad smaller and the opning at the "throat is wider then high as opposed this bertolonii where it is higher as oposed to wide.


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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2011-04-24 5:38]

Indeed, strange and beautiful. In never saw this one in the field. Thnak you for sharing!

Happy Easter,


Hello Jeroen !
Very strange but very delicated flower!Beautiful presentation!TFS
Happy Easter!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-04-24 7:04]

Very colorful image of this lovely orchid. tfs.

Hello Jeroen
Impressive orchid and beautiful photo! The composition, the colours and the sharpness are excellent.

Bonjour Jeroen,
Très belle macro valorisant bien le sujet dans une bonne composition.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-04-24 12:10]

A fine close-up of a remarkable species of Ophrys Jeroen!
Perfect POV that shows the features of the flower with fine sharponess, good DOF and excellent natural colours. Nice to see the flower bud in the BG too.
Thanks and kind regards,

Ciao Jeroen, great macro of wonderful flower, fantastic colors, fine details, beautiful blurry BG and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, Happy Easter, ciao Silvio

thats a real beauty, TFS Ori

Hello Jeroen,
What a splendid species of flower. Lovely natural colors amazing details and very good focus. Great blurred background!

A superb macro shot, very good sharpness, splendid bright colours, a very harmonious compostion

Hello Jeroen,
Delightful image of this flower with its amazingly complex details and very lovely colours. I also like the POV, composition and the blurred BG. Well done!

Hello Jeroen

Another beauty from Sicily you show us today.
Great shot it really stand out against the blurry background.
Nice POV and colours and detail.
Anita & Mike

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