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Orchis...In Rich Colors

Orchis...In Rich Colors
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Copyright: Umar Ulyn (goatman04) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 961 W: 2 N: 1863] (10573)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-03
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/80 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-04-26 20:36
Viewed: 1913
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I must confess that this is the richest color of this Orchis that I found this year. I could see it from a distance & I just had to get there to capture its spectacular colors/details.


Orchis papilionacea(Butterfly orchid):

Description: Tubers globose. Stems 20-40cm, erect, with basal rosette of leaves and sheaths above. Leaves lanceolate to linear-lanceolate. Spike ovoid, lax, few-flowered, rarely cylindrical and rather dense. Bracts lanceolate, 3- to 4- veined, longer than ovary. Flowers purple, rarely red or brownish. All perianth-segments convergent into a helmet; outer 10-15(-18)mm, ovate-oblong, the inner similar. Inner perianth segment 12-16(-25) × 12-16(-25)mm, undivided, unguiculate, suborbicular or obcordate, constricted at the base, rarely ovate-flabellate or obscurely 3-lobed. Spur deflexed, cylindrical, shorter than ovary.

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Ciao Umar, lovely composition with beautiful orchid, excellent sharpness, fine details, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Umar
Wonderful bright colours of this Orchis.Nicely composed and presented.Great sharpness,light and details.
Thank You
Best regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-04-27 0:58]

Hello Umar,
Indeed, spectacular colours, nicely contrasting against the green background. Good sharpness and a fine composition.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2012-04-27 2:31]

Salam Umar,
Different and beautiful ..
Very sharp details and superb pose, wonderful colors too.
best salam,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-04-27 2:51]

Hi Umar,a perfect capture of this beautiful purple,a magnificent close-up on this nice wild orchid,perfect details everywhere and a nice green background too.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Umar. Wonderful colours excellente contrast. Details and sharp are very good too.


hello Umar
this is a super picture
great sharpness good details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Umar,
very brilliant colour of this beautiful flower with nice sharpness and composition,
best wishes,

Bonjour Umar,
Une très belle lumière et un bonne profondeur de champ opposant bien le sujet à son arrière plan.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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