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Spiranthes spiralis

Spiranthes spiralis
Photo Information
Copyright: marios philippou (marios) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 20] (186)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-10-27
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Olympus OMD M5
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-11-13 3:33
Viewed: 1516
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Spiranthes spiralis is one of orchids of Cyprus. The specific name spiralis means ‘twisted’ or ‘spiral’ (as does the generic name). Cyprus Discovery team found it at the forest of Akrotiri Village at Limassol.

Height: 3-15 cm, sometimes to 20 cm high. Averaged 15 cm high, with the tallest 28.5 cm.
Blossoming Period : from September to November
Flower: A small, white, trumpet-shaped tube.
Altitude Range : from 0 meters up to 500 meters

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Hi Marios

The spiral form of these small orchids creates a beautiful subject. The colour of the BG, a bit disturbing pattern, goes well with the spiral.


great composition, TFS Ori

Excellent photo, good definition and sharpness. The background is a bit disturbing but I know it's very difficult to avoid it.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-11-13 14:55]

Hi Marios,this pic is a masterwork and i not agree the comment of Xplorer.Great idea the decentralized position and truly perfect the sharpness and the detail of these very small flowers,interesting and useful post,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hi Marios,

I have to agree with Xplorer on this one here Marios, the background is very busy and distracts one's attention from the main center of interest, being this beautiful Spiranthes spiralis in bloom, i don't know if a alternative view angle would have improved on this disturbing background?, nevertheless a pleasing picture,

Best Regards,


I like the composition and the sharpness is excellent along the whole length. Excellent light too. The background looks almost like a cubist painting. I think it is different but fits the subject well somehow.

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