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Orchis quadripunctata

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 23 April 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Series: European Terrestial Orchids

Orchis quadripunctata is a small orchid, growing on calcareous substrates like short grassland and garigue. Quadripunctata means "4 dots", an allusion on the spotted base on the lip. 2 dots usually can be found on the lip base, 2 others are hidden in the spur entrance. The species can be found in Central and Western Mediterranean.

Spili (Crete - Greece) - 06/04/2010

Canon EOS 400D 1/320 second F/8.0 ISO 200 150 mm

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Photome from Uden, Netherlands

Hele mooie kleuren en een prachtige compositie! Fijne vakantie gehad? Leonie.

23 Apr 2010 8:29am

@Photome: De vakantie op zich was super geslaagd, het terugkeren een beetje een nachtmerrie .... Het lijken wel twee reizen door mekaar. Het is in elk geval weer fijn om thuis te zijn.

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

welcome back Johan! Iam very happy to see you again!!- as you see, I wasn´t much around here the last week, sorry - too much to do with the new cam =)))
I hope you had a terrific trip and no trouble getting back because if the volcano ash!
and: Lovely threesome!

23 Apr 2010 8:35am

@daniela scharnowski: I hope you are enjoying the new camera .... Think we will see lots of pictures coming up the coming weeks ... I spend 5 days returning home from Athens to Belgium - no flights so we took boot, bus, etc ... Visit europe in 5 days ;-) Apart from that, the trip was wonderfull.

Patricia from Brecht, Belgium

Prachtkleuren Johan, hé waar was je op vakantie? Ik heb ondertussen onder het mes gelegen, een weekje ziekenhuis en nu ben ik al tot einde mei thuis...
Ben benieuwd ze

23 Apr 2010 10:57am

@Patricia: Patricia, ik heb veertien dagen op Kreta gezeten om de inheemse flora daar te fotograferen. Een prachtige ervaring, op de chaotische terugreis na. Ik hoop dat alles goed met je gaat na je ingreep en wens je een heel voorspoedig herstel toe.

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

What I really like about these flowers, about the violets I took etc.. is that.. velvety, crystallized look of the petals. They absolutely sparkle on close inspection and you captured that well here.

24 Apr 2010 12:24am

@Self-Indulgence: Indeed ! When one look really close, you can almost see the individual cells in petals with a nice, glassy look. I always try to capture light ... :-))))

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Very nice color and texture here, Johan!

24 Apr 2010 2:46am

@Julie Brown: Thanks, Julie. The orchids were really spectacular out there. Still having some dificulties to get the right names, but i'll show many, many more the coming days ...

Frederike from Rostock, Germany

now its spring.. and i love these colours, really really nice...

24 Apr 2010 8:47am

@Frederike: Thanks, Frederike. Nice to see you back around here !

Patricia from Brecht, Belgium

Hier alles goed, goh das men droom, Griekenland maar dan eilandhoppen, volgend jaar ga ik met ons ma en men dochter naar Griekenland, met pasen, tis nen late pasen dan hihihi
Ik kijk der al naar uit, maar eerst nu :)

24 Apr 2010 11:28am

@Patricia: Je moet echt gaan als de flora daar op het hoogtepunt is, Patricia ! Eerste twee weken van april normaal (Dit jaar was een uitzonderlijk vroeg seizoen - alles was ongeveer 14 dagen voorop ginder, maar we zagen nog meer dan voldoende.) Ik hoop echt dat na je operatie je heel snel zal herstellen !!!

Canon EOS 400D
1/320 second
ISO 200
150 mm