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Orchid ?


Orchid ?
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Copyright: Mike Schwebag (SchwebagMike) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 53 W: 0 N: 53] (441)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-26
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/2
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Lellig - Luxembourg [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-04-30 9:59
Viewed: 5393
Points: 4
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A very nice flower I noticed on my walk through the woods. I guess it's some kind of orchid, but I'm not so much an expert. A detail of the flower is in the WS. Any hint apreciated ;-)
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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2008-04-30 11:09]

Most probably Orchis mascula, although the macro does not show the labella very well.

Nice picture!

Ishi

Hi Mike

Certainly looks like the Early Purple Orchid. I the woodland around our garden there are litterally 100's of them (upwards of 500-600) and they are stunning. Think you needed a greater DOF than F/2.0 to do it justice though.... and if you return this weekend, it should be in full flower... nice ctach of light and also shows the woodland well as well...

TFS
Emma
(PS My personal theme for them (out of interest)).

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