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Pink Butterfly Orchid


Pink Butterfly Orchid
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Copyright: Catherine Dijon (CatherineD) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 861 W: 57 N: 4006] (14097)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-09
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Wild Orchids of Lesvos Island (Greece) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-04-17 13:56
Viewed: 4287
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Part of the theme Wild Orchids of Lesvos Island, Greece.

Orchis papilionacea L.
The Pink butterfly orchid is a bold and relatively large-flowered orchid often growered in large scattered colonies.
Flowers white or pale violet pink, the lip purplish)violet with darker pink or red dots or streaks, occasionally almost white with pale markings, borne in lax oblong spikes; sepals and petals forming a small pointed helmet, the lateral sepals often with greenish parallel veins; lip 10-16mm long, kidney-shaped to heart-shaped or almost rounded, unlobed or obscurely 3-lobed, with a finely toothed margin; spur slightly downcurved, 8-12mm long, conical, shorter than the ovary.
Habitat: dry grassy and stony habitats, scrub, maquis, garrigue, lowland and in the lower mountains. Flowering: March-April.
(M.Blaey, C.Grey-Wilson, Wild Flowers of the Mediterranean, A&C Black, London, 2005)
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L’Orchis papillon est une vigoureuse orchidée à fleurs relativement grandes. Les fleurs sont blanches ou rose violacé pâle, à labelle violet pourpré, strié ou tacheté de rouge ou de rose plus sombre, parfois presque blanc, orné de dessins pâles, groupées en épi lâche et oblong ; sépales et pétales formant un petit casque pointu, les sépales latéraux avec souvent des nervures verdâtres parallèles ; labelle 10-16 mm de long, réniforme à cordiforme ou presque rond, non lobé ou à 3 lobes discrets, à bord finement denté ; éperon un peu arqué vers le bas, 8-12 mm de long, conique, plus court que l’ovaire.
Habitat : lieux herbeux et caillouteux, broussailles, maquis, garrigues, à faible altitude et en basse montagne. Souvent en grandes colonies dispersées. Fleurit en mars-avril.
(M.Blaey, C.Grey-Wilson, Toutes les fleurs de Méditerrannée, Delachaux et Niestlé, 2000.)

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Hi Catherine. Excellent DOF and particular sharp. Good colours.

Roberto

Hi and Good Morning Catherine,
An awesome macro capture of this papilion orchid from nice lateral POV with neat details and nice composition.
TFS and have a nice WE!
Cheers,
Bayram

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-04-18 10:39]

Hi Catherine.
Wonderful close-up of a very nice flower. I welcome perfect DOF and excellent details of the charming petals. Yellow-green BG is superb in its coloration and smoothness. Very pleasant work. My compliments.
Alexei.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-04-18 12:16]

Bonsoir Catherine !

Un grand captures. Orchid fleurs sont parmi mes favoris.
J'aime beaucoup le contraste de couleurs et de les faire.
Attendez et plus encore.
Avoir une agréable soirée,
Adrian

Realismo y bien captada la dimensión de la flor.
Buen trabajo.
Saludos.

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