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Ophrys scolopax


Ophrys scolopax
Photo Information
Copyright: Ferran J Lloret (ferranjlloret) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 791 W: 53 N: 2113] (10340)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-04
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon EOS 10D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM
Exposure: f/22, 1/13 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Plants of Europe, Orchids of Europe [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-10-13 5:40
Viewed: 5363
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
L'Ophrys bécasse (Ophrys scolopax) est une Orchidacée terrestre européenne. Le gynostème peut faire penser à la tête et au bec de la bécasse, d'où son nom vernaculaire et son nom scientifique (latin scolopax = bécasse).

C'est une plante moyenne (20-50cm), à tige élancée ; l'inflorescence est plutôt lâche, composée de 3 à une dizaine de fleurs. Les fleurs sont assez variables, mais l'aspect général du labelle est toujours allongé et trilobé, avec des bords latéraux nettement rabattus, portant de fortes gibbosités. Le lobe médian du labelle se termine en un appendice verdâtre entier ou trilobé.


L’abellera becada es una espècie no gens rara a Catalunya, es de distribució mediterrània i atlàntica al sud de França. Com en tots els taxons d’aquest gènere la variabilitat es molt gran.

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This photo is taken near Antequera, Málaga

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What a great orchid!
Lovely details and colors.
Mariana

nice bee-orchid, TFS Ori

hello Ferran
great sharpness composition of this lovely orchid
beautiful colours
greeting lou

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-10-13 11:13]

Hi Ferran. You have taken a first class picture of the beautiful flowers. I like the low POV looking in to the flower head. Taken with fine detail and natural colours. TFS.
Nick..

Hello Ferran,

a nice close up from this Beautiful orchid.
Fine colours and good pov.

Gert

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-10-13 12:33]

Hello Ferran,
A superb portrait of a flowering Ophrys scolopax, the skillful use of you camera providing excellent sharpness and DOF. The composition showing two aspects of the flowers is also excellent against the natural blurred BG.
Thanks and best regards,
Ivan

hello Ferran

beautifully composed flower photo shot with fine POV
and appropriate framing, fine focus excellent sharpness
and details, beautiful luminosity, TFS

Asbed

Hi Ferran,
This is a beauty. I have only seen it with pinkish sepal color. As in your notes - my Orchid Encyclopedia says - from the side, the extended column looks like a bird's head. It indeed does!
You must have been flat on your stomach to get this view (all discomfort accepted for orchids! Isn't it?)

I see the slow speed you used - how do you keep the camera so still in order to get perfect details?

Everything is just perfect, the orchids, the natural colors, the layout. You even have a bud in the top of the photo (near 12 o'clock).
Do you carry with you a bottle of water for the water drops? (Just kidding!)

Antequerra is a beautiful place - however, I am surprised - it is not too dry there for ground orchids.

Overall - the photographic technique is just perfect - same as you display in all your photos.
Enjoy the rest of your day,
Warm Regards
Ingrid


(Incidently I considered to upload a Landscape photo, taken from above Antequera, but thought the "judges" would frown upon the castle...)

Hi Ferran,

Beautiful orchid and perfect picture with this. The colours are very natural and sharpnes of flowers is perfect. All the best,

Cezar T.

Hola Ferran.
una splendida macro di Ophrys scolopax in cui si vedono molto bene tutte le caratteristiche di questa bellissima orchidea, ottima nitidezza e colori molto belli e naturali, le goocce di pioggia danno un ulteriore tocco di bellezza a questa magnifica composizione.
Grazie e complimenti
Saludos cordiales
Maurizio

Bonjour Ferran,
Très belle macro pour laquelle l'excellent angle de prise de vue, associé à une bonne profondeur de champ, permet d'apprécier le sujet sous différent aspects.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
Gérard

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