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Orchis elegans

Orchis elegans
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Copyright: petru damsa (petrudamsa) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 562 W: 77 N: 725] (2544)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-16
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Minolta HT-SI
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Flora Balcanica [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-09-06 1:26
Viewed: 4550
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Specie: Orchis laxiflora
Family: Orchidaceae

Tall, delicate, having a nice scent and colour, this is one of the most beautiful orchids to grow in Romania. It is not rare, nor frequent; however, in certain places appears in may-june in high numbers.
Loves wet meadows with rich soil and sunny positions.

The typical laxiflora subspecie does not grow in Romania.
We have here the elegans subspecie, known under the alternate scientific name as Orchis elegans.
This supspecie looks somewhat slender that the typical one, hence the name elegans.

Hope you enjoy!

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Hi Petru,
Beautiful flower, pleasant colours!
Well composed image, and orchids are very special plants...
Lovely details, and I appreciate your point of view giving sky as part of the background!
Pablo -

Hi Petru,
Nice looking purple orchids. Greatly captured. Nice blueey BG. Great shot.

Ben Lakitan

Ciao Petru, good compo with this beatifull flower.
Great colors and details.


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-09-06 3:58]
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Salut Petru

Foarte frumoasa orhidea ta!
De curiozitate, de unde anume e poza?
Oricum, imaginea e foarte misto, cu culori vii, detalii foarte bune si un BG de invidiat :)

Bravo si TFS

Hi Petru,
I love the way the orchid stands out from the BG. I think it has to do with the use of the flash and the DOF. Colors look nice and rich.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-09-07 21:49]

Hello Petru

Lovely wildflower.You have presented it very well, I like the cropping you chose.Well saturated colours and nice composition.Excellent DOF and POV.TFS


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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 48 N: 413] (1853)
  • [2006-09-09 17:25]

Hi Petru!
I like very much this Romanean orchid, because I'm glad orchids are no more monopoly of South America!

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  • yllen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 230 W: 0 N: 16] (641)
  • [2006-09-15 22:01]

Hola Petru:
Sencilla y hermosa toma. Gran colorido de las flores que se destacan sobre el fondo difumnado.
Gran cuadro. Bravo.

Pene de astea avem si in padure la noi intr-o poiana, cel putin si parca am si fotografiat cateva,

Hi Petru,

very beautiful flower, nice colors, compliments


Hello Petru,

A beautiful flower, this orchid. Natural colours. A very nice compo. POV, BG and DOF are good. Lovely details. Regards and TFS BOB

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