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Ophrys apifera


Ophrys apifera
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Copyright: Luis alberto (semprempe) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 34 W: 4 N: 140] (974)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-04-20
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon 550D
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-04-20 16:00
Viewed: 1137
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ophrys apifera grows to a height of 15–50 centimetres (6–20 in). This hardy orchid develops small rosettes of leaves in autumn. They continue to grow slowly during winter. Basal leaves are ovate or oblong-lanceolate, upper leaves and bracts are ovate-lanceolate and sheathing. The plant blooms from mid-April to July producing a spike composed from one to twelve flowers. The flowers have large sepals, with a central green rib and their colour varies from white to pink, while petals are short, pubescent, yellow to greenish. The labellum is trilobed, with two pronounced humps on the hairy lateral lobes, the median lobe is hairy and similar to the abdomen of a bee. It is quite variable in the pattern of coloration, but usually brownish-red with yellow markings. The gynostegium is at right angles, with an elongated apex.

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Nice macro with plenty of details. Light areas in the petals are a bit blown due to strong light.

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2014-04-21 3:47]

Nice to see this species form Portugal. Ours, which are bit different have almost fished their bloom. Indeed the light on sepals is bait saturated. Still a good photograph.

All the best,

Ishi

hallo Luis
very nice picture with good details and beautiful colours
thansk greeting lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6446 W: 89 N: 15591] (65228)
  • [2014-04-21 15:31]

Hi Luis,absolutely great this capture,a common wild orchid but a top quality pic made with the best detail and colors,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Bonsoir Luis,
Bonne composition pour cette très belle macro remarquable par la finesse de ses détails et par la délicatesse de ses couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
Gérard

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