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Neotinea lactea

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 3 May 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Series: European Terrestial Orchids

Neotinea lactea (former: Orchis lactea - Milky orchid) is a early flowering specimen. We mostly found specimen who were already dried up, but a few were still "photo-worthy". There are some other closely related specimens to be found on Crete, but the green stripes on the in- and outside of the helmet is the best diagnostic character

Spili (Crete - Greece) - 08/04/2010

Canon EOS 400D 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 200 150 mm

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ℳarleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Ondanks de 'mazelen' lijkt het of er een glitterlaagje overheen zit.....!
Prachtige details:-)

3 May 2010 7:15am

@ℳarleen: Tja, de "melkorchis" als je de wetenschappelijke naam vrij gaat vertalen... (Omdat deze soort in ons taalgebied niet voorkomt heeft ze dus geen officiële Nederlandse naam. Sommige mensen hebben nu eenmaal een "melkallergie"... vandaar wellicht de rode allergische reactie op deze poppetjes ;-)

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Another interesting specimen. Good job getting all of these in focus, Johan.

3 May 2010 10:11am

@Julie Brown: Thanks again, Julie.

dang from Atlanta, United States

Worthy, indeed.

3 May 2010 11:07am

@dang: Thanks again !

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

Texture of these flowers are just outstanding...miss words! yes, just one ....wow!

3 May 2010 11:13am

@KriKridesign: thx again for your appreciation.

Joke from Leuven, Belgium

Wat een pracht aan bloemen! Schitterend.

3 May 2010 5:48pm

@Joke: Bedankt voor je bezoekje, Joke. Ik heb net je portfolio bezocht en merk dat je relatief nieuw bent op de site hier. Welkom dus ook. Mooie beelden heb je al staan. Steeds welkom !

Patricia (✿◠‿◠)❤ from Brecht, Belgium

Wow wat een prachtkleuren, ik wist niet dat er zo'n kleuren bestaan, prachtig

3 May 2010 6:30pm

@Patricia (✿◠‿◠)❤: Er komen nog een pak meer kleuren aan .... soms lijkt het wel of de orchideetjes bij de verfhandelaar zijn langsgeweest en daar een interieurdesigner hebben aangesproken ... Maak er nog een toffe avond van !

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

I see spots! Open your mouth, stick out your tongue and say ahhhh! You know the shot is perfect when they just sparkle like this!

4 May 2010 2:08am

@Self-Indulgence: I know you like it that way :-) I like it too that way ... so ... there will be some more :p.
And indeed ...i went to see a doctor... my throat hurts ... I think it's orchid-fever :-)

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

Should be called Cleopatra orchid for these noses ;D
Great macro shot, not easy I think with these extra three dimenional flowers.

4 May 2010 10:32am

@daniela scharnowski: Orchid flowers are indeed 3 dimentional and not easy to get a good balance in dof.
I saw a "Cleopatra" too in Crete - but that's a butterfly - forgot to look at the nose :-)

Canon EOS 400D
1/250 second
ISO 200
150 mm