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Anacamptis collina

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 7 May 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Series: European Terrestial Orchids

Anacamptis collina (former: Orchis collina - Hill Orchid) is related to the Fragrant Orchid I showed yesterday (same Genus) as can be seen in the two pollinia comming together in one bursicle. The most distinctive characteristics of this species are the sac-like spur and the dark pinkish red rounded flowers. It is a very comon species in Crete, but due to the relative early flowering of this species, we found only a few specimen to make pictures.

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

Canon EOS 400D 1/160 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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ℳarleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Je hebt toch nog een mooi exemplaar kunnen vinden! Indrukwekkende macro!

7 May 2010 8:34am

@ℳarleen: Soms heeft een mens al eens geluk ;-) Bedankt voor je commentaar alweer.

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Interesting directional lighting. I like the textures. Orchids seem to sparkle.

7 May 2010 10:18am

@Julie Brown: Most flowers sparkle in the right light ;-) Glad you noticed :p

Patricia (✿◠‿◠)❤ from Brecht, Belgium

Wow Johan, super weer

7 May 2010 6:41pm

@Patricia (✿◠‿◠)❤: Dank je weer, Patricia.

pixator from Iran


8 May 2010 6:51am

@pixator: Thank you very much for your visit and comment.

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

drama queen =D

9 May 2010 9:11pm

@daniela scharnowski: :-))))

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

Say it.. oooh it sparkles! This one was indoors? The shadow alludes to that or you put a very clever blind behind it.

11 May 2010 10:50pm

@Self-Indulgence: NO ONE of my orchid-pictures is taken indoor !!!! They are all made in nature, with natural light (and wind :-) ). Taking these species home is NOT an option ! Most of them are pretty rare species and can only be found in very limited regions. (That's also why nearly all native orchid species are protected by law - for sure in Belgium and in most European countries). I enjoy them, make pictures of them, study on them, respect them and protect them ...
The shadow you are refering to is just a bush of thorny phrygana creating shadow. On my trips on Crete I had only minimalistic gear with me... Camera with macro-lens, tripod (seldom used), angle viewer and extended shutter-release.

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

I need an angle viewer, badly. You should see some of the positions I get into but then you know how it goes :)

12 May 2010 4:10am

@Self-Indulgence: I really think I can imagine :-))))

Frederike from Rostock, Germany

they're alsways shimmering so nice.. I love your flowers...

13 May 2010 10:51am

@Frederike: Thx again. Glad you enjoy them.

Canon EOS 400D
1/160 second
ISO 200
150 mm