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Anacamptis coriophora subsp. fragrans

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 6 May 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Series: European Terrestial Orchids

Anacamptis coriophora subsp. fragrans (former: Orchis fragrans - Fragrant orchid) is a late flowering species so we only found plants with the first flowers opening. "Fragrans" = sweet smelling - the other subspecies: subsp. coriophora smells awefull :-) making the smell a distinctive character for both flowers. These two plants are almost symmetrical composed with a little touching as like two lovers touching hands the first time :-)

Lagoli (Crete - Greece) - 10/04/2010

Canon EOS 400D 1/500 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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dang from Atlanta, United States

As we've discussed, I'm not very familiar with the various species of these, but do enjoy seeing them. One's I usually see here are more "single bloom to the steam" than these. All lovely though, and such wonderful shots. Thanks!

6 May 2010 6:19am

@dang: You don't need to know all the names and determinations to enjoy ... But as you know from the bugs etc., a good determination of a specimen gives more opportunity to look up some information and so learn to understand nature a bit more ... (You are a bug-expert - I'll do the plants :p) Thx for your comment again.

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

Or like two birds feeding each other, lovely framing Johan! I like also the thwo ladies stepping out on their balcony to look for the weather.
I´m very sorry to hear your camera caught a cold! Tell her to get well soon!!

6 May 2010 9:26am

@daniela scharnowski: The camera will be tested again, once the weather improves. It's a cold, grey week around here... Thx for your concern.

Ralph from Overijssel, Netherlands

Mooi zo met ze 2tjes!

6 May 2010 11:41am

@Ralph: Dank je Ralp.

Patricia (✿◠‿◠)❤ from Brecht, Belgium

Wow johan, das weer een pracht foto

6 May 2010 7:16pm

@Patricia (✿◠‿◠)❤: Wat ben je toch steeds enthousiast in je commentaar :-) Dank je hoor, Patricia !

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Nice composition. You always have such pleasing color and light in your backgrounds!

7 May 2010 2:40am

@Julie Brown: Thx, Julie. I always pay some extra attention to the backgrounds. Mostly they are the results of a limited DOF. It took me a lot of practice, but in most circomstances it works pretty good this way.

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Prachtig deze tweeling en zo'n mooie warme kleuren! Je kunt ook allerlei figuren in de bloemen van de orchidee zien, jammer dat we deze niet kunnen ruiken ;)

7 May 2010 5:46am

@Monique: Ze ruiken echt wel goed (getest !). Geurfoto's is misschien "het gat in de markt" voor de komende jaren... Alleen moet je de onderwerpen dan wel zorgvuldig uitkiezen ;-)

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

I like the twins here, a different shot given all the solo plants.

11 May 2010 10:50pm

@Self-Indulgence: Sometimes there are multiple plants together... always nice to make such nearly symmetrical images.

Canon EOS 400D
1/500 second
ISO 200
150 mm