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Anacamptis boryi f. rosea

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 15 May 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Series: European Terrestial Orchids

Most of the flowers of Anacamptis boryi (Former Orchis boryi) are dark violet. Very rare this pale-pink flowers can be seen. This picture shows the typical floral structures of an Orchid.

Dhrimiskos (Crete - Greece) - 11/04/2010

Canon EOS 400D 1/250 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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Photome from Uden, Netherlands

Uitnodigend is deze bloem. Prachtige structuur en kleuren!

15 May 2010 7:11am

@Photome: Ik kan er in elk geval niet aan weerstaan aan die uitnodiging ....

Florence from Paris, France

Truly a detailled photograph... seems that there's sugar on it... appetizing as a candy (almost). You're a great macro photographer.

15 May 2010 3:58pm

@Florence: The details are the individual plant-cells .... It is true macro-work :-) Thanks for the compliment, Florence.

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Hi, Johan ! One photo is better than the next - beautiful - great !!!! You are a very good specialist for orchis ! My husband always looks at your images too. Greece where a interesting country for you to make photos from so much different orchis !

15 May 2010 4:40pm

@Loner: It was a marvelous trip indeed for me. Thx for all those kind words. If you have any question on wild European orchids, you can always contact me, I will be glad to help. I'm very glad you are both enjoying the series.
Maybe next years' summer I will be visiting Austria searching for orchids - it"s one of the planned options ...

Marie from FRESNES, France

superbes détails et couleurs.

15 May 2010 6:02pm

@Marie: Merci beaucoup, Marie.

Mascha from Kootstertille, Netherlands

Prachtige texturen, kleuren en vormen!!

15 May 2010 7:28pm

@Mascha: Dank je voor je lovende woorden, Mascha.

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

I like how the inside is backlit. You had to get down low for this one!

16 May 2010 1:57am

@Julie Brown: For all my Orchid-pictures I have to go downs really low... European orchids are mostly very small and low-growing species. This weekend I spend two days searching the first species in Belgium. My back hurts from all the kneeling and unusual positions... but thats easily forgotten with a few good pictures :-).

Frederike from Rostock, Germany

like I said.. they look like velvet...

16 May 2010 10:13am

@Frederike: I agree.

"Dutch" from Chicagoland, United States

The light inside the mouth highlighting what looks like.. insect mandibles .. really gives this one an animal feel to me. Teeth, a little throat.. =)

19 May 2010 3:13am

@"Dutch": Those are just the polinia :-)

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