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Western Marsh Orchid

Western Marsh Orchid
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Copyright: Pierre Heimann (heimann2) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 10 N: 494] (4536)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-15
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Minolta 5D, Konica Minolta AF DT 18-70 mm
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-07-20 3:46
Viewed: 3643
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dactylorhiza majalis is not too common in the Swiss Jura mountains. This orchid like all others of the orchid family are protected in Switzerland.
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nice pic, TFS Ori

  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-07-20 4:12]

Hello Pierre,
The shape of the florets suggest this is Anacamptis pyramidalis and not D. majalis.
Regards, Ivan

Ivan is right - it is an Ancamptis pyramidalis which have a more intense colour in the alps than in the maditerranean region . Beautiful picture, Hans

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-03-12 8:54]

Hi Pierre,
a very beautiful orchid. Colours well presented in a vivd sharpness and richness.
the blurry background enhance it sharpness.
Beautiful composition of this natural beauty.


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