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Orchis morio

Orchis morio
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Copyright: Szabo Jozsef (joska) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-21
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D80, 50mm f/1.4D AF Nikkor
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/100 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-11-29 0:34
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Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Green-winged Orchid or Green-veined Orchid (Anacamptis morio) is a flowering plant of the orchid family, Orchidaceae.
It is a native of western Eurasia, ranging from Europe to Iran. In the British Isles it is found in Central-southern England, Wales and Ireland. It grows in grassy meadows, especially on limestone rich soil, reaching a height of 40 cm.
It flowers from late April to June in the British Isles, and as early as February in other countries, such as France. The inflorescence is of various colours, mainly purple but ranging from white, through pink, to deep purple. From 5 to 25 helmet-shaped flowers grow in a loose, linear bunch at the top of the single stalk. The name morio is derived from the Greek word "moros" meanimng "fool". This refers to the colorful, green striped flowers. A pair of lateral sepals with prominent green, occasionally purple veins extend laterally like "wings", giving the orchid its name. The broad, three lobed, lower petal is pale in the center with dark spots. Each flower has a long spur at the back which holds nectar to attract insects to pollinate the bloom.


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impressive vivid colors,a pleasant exaggeration!
regards Jozsef

Szia Jóska
Érdekes lila szine van ennek az agár kosbórnak.Nagyon szép tiszta felvétel,akár egy határozókönyvbe is beillene.-Gratu.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-11-29 5:20]

Interesting colors of the flower, well made. tfs.

Hello Jozsef,
Very attractive flower, has an interesting anatomy and gorgeous color.

hello Jozsef
great sharpness and good details with beautiful colours
i like this picture
thaks greeting lou

Ciao Jozsef, splendid light on lovely flower, wonderful natural colors and excellent sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-11-29 14:31]

Beautiful capture of this fascinating wild orchid,i like the high saturation of this purple to create a perfect contrast whit the dark background.Very well done,have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Buna Joska,
O planta foarte frumos colorata. Detaliile si culorile sunt impresionante.
Claritatea imaginii este de nota 10 ca de obicei.

Bonjour Jozsef,
Trčs belle macro valorisant bien le sujet par l'appréciation de la finesse des détails et de la délicatesse des couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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