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Orchis sancta

Orchis sancta
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Copyright: Dietrich Meyer (meyerd) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-04-28
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Panasonic Lumix G2, Panasonic Four/Third 14-45
Exposure: f/6.0, 1/640 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-06-06 0:52
Viewed: 4280
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
From my bicycle travels:

I found this "Holy orchid" (Orchidaceae; Orchis sancta L.; Heilige Orchis) at Harsoun ej Jidide near Zgharta in Lebanon (see Map). The ground is karstic, the elevation 50 m a.s.l. The species is widespread in the Eastern mediterranean area, extending from Greece to Turkey and the Near East to Israel. The name gives a hint as to the region where the orchid is found: the Near East was the home of Christ and his apostles; apostle Paulus might even have passed right where I found the flower! :-)

ID: thanks again to Ori Fragman for the ID help provided on Internet.

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a unique species of orchid with pink color is very beautiful flower. good sharpness and color render.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-06-06 2:37]

Hi Dietrich,
Excellent photo of this Orchid, TFS!

A superb macro shot, very good sharpness, splendid bright colours, a very harmonious composition!

hallo Dietrich
very good and sharpness picture with good detals and super colours
greeting lou

Hello Dietrich,
Beautiful flower, very well captured, great sharpness details, beautiful colours, nice diagonal composition,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening,
Best Regards,

Hi Dietrich,
very nice photo of this flower. Nice natural environment. Excellent point of view. Amazing colours.
Thanks for sharing,

Good detailed photo of the orchid.
The name rather comes from the 'friars cowl' formed by the sepals. regards yiannis

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-06-07 0:42]
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Lieber Dieter,
Hätte dieses diskrete Bild fast überschaut. Sehe, dass Du auf Deiner reise
auch ein Blick für die Blumen hattest, freut mich sehr:-)
Und dazu noch eine eilige Orchis, sie hat Dir wohl Glück gebracht. Sehr natürliches Bild, wird alle OrchisFreunde freuen!
Einen schönen Tag wünscht Dir

Bonjour Dietrich,
L'inclinaison de l'arrière-plan et de la végétation m'interpelle mais le sujet est tout de même relativement bien valorisé.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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