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Heath spotted-orchid

Heath spotted-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: 2011-06-25
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Sony Alpha DSLR A200, Sony SAL DT 18-200mm f 3.5-6.3
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-03-12 3:11
Viewed: 3104
Points: 32
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Some of the many orchids i found in Scottland in June.
Perhaps someone knows the species?

Many thanks to Anita Allsopp for the species information:
Heath spotted-orchid
Geflecktes Knabenkraut

From Wiki:
These orchids are distributed throughout the subarctic and temperate northern hemisphere : in Europe, from Scandinavia to North Africa; also on Madeira, Iceland, West Asia, North Asia, the Himalayas, North America and even in Alaska.
These terrestrial orchids grow in basic soils in wet meadows, bogs, heathland and in areas sparsely populated by trees. They are tuberous geophytes. In a thickened underground stem, they can store a large amount of water to survive arid conditions.

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lovely point of view, composition and very precise depth of field Pierre! The white balance seems on the warmer side but other than that beautiful presentation of that unknown species! Sorry do not know what kind of plant it is! Have a great day Pierre!
george veltchev

Hello Pierre,
Excellent capture wit very nice details,fine compozition and colors.
Best regards

I don't the species, but the flower is very nice looking. you captured this from a good POV. good natural colour and great sharpness.

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  • kabel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 61 W: 0 N: 95] (552)
  • [2012-03-12 7:41]

Hello, Nice composition with the flower on the side. Lovely colors, and sharpness is pinpoint.
A suggestion if you don't mind. When I need to find information on a flower I use the internet. For example, our state parks and national parks have a government website that includes identification of plants, geologic history, trees, ets. Have you the same thing in your country? I use www.researchlearningcenter.com. Or better still try www.orchidspecies.com


hello Pierre
Super composition with nice light good sharpness and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Pierre
Wonderful composition and capture. Beautiful colors and sharp details.
Thank You,
Best regards
J. Diogo

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-03-12 9:33]

Hello Pierre,
Great photo with a gorgeous DOF. Fantastic choice of composition. Excellent shapness and very beautiful natural colours.

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2012-03-12 10:22]

Yes, very good sharpness and detail on the first flower, and I like the deep of fiel showing where is the flower and its habitat. Un saludo.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-03-12 11:44]

Hello Pierre.
Lovely flower, beautiful colors and fantastic details. Very well exposed and composed . A great job! Best regards Siggi

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  • juanit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 5 N: 270] (1522)
  • [2012-03-12 12:54]

Hello Pierre

Lovely capture of Dactylorhiza maculata subsp. ericetorum showing fine detail and nice composition and details.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-03-12 15:21]

Hi Pierre,this is a very artistic composition,how i like the perspective made by the other orchids in background,magnificent details and colors in the difficult light of a cloudy day,a very professional work!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hallo Pierre
The Heath spotted-orchid is a very beautiful flower. The flowers are very delicate and has a definite feminine touch to it, and is soft on the eye. I like the composition and the natural sunlight in the image very much. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Bonjour Pierre,
Une très bonne composition valorisant bien le sujet du premier sous une excellente profondeur de champ et dans une belle lumière.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2012-03-14 3:28]

Hi Pierre,
Here this has a nice DOF as below reading witness
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/80 seconds
The colours are very charming but sorry that me too not a botny student to explore, TFS.

Hello Pierre. Nice composition. To classify orchids must have them before, but I'm going to risk. There for your area this species: Dactylorhiza maculata?
Thank you.

Hi Pierre. I love this shot. The DOF brings all the background flowers together nicely. Good lighting and focus. Framed well and the positioning of flowers is perfect. A great shot! Trevor

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