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Dactylorhiza fuchsii subsp. fuchsii

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 20 July 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Series: European Terrestrial Orchids

Dactylorhiza fuchsii subsp. fuchsii (NL: Bosorchis / EN: Common Spotted-orchid/ DE: Fuchs' Knabenkraut) is a commonly occurring species of European orchid. It is widely variable in colour and height, ranging from 15 to 60 cm in height. The flower colour can vary from white to pale purple with purple spots. Both can be seen in the image.

More images and info on European terrestrial orchids can be found on my Wordpress-Blog on European Orchids

Image: Visé (B) - 28/05/2011

Canon EOS 400D 1/800 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

There are more in our lane this year, than I have ever seen before. Perhaps they have liked the last two very cold with a lot of snow, winters we have had

20 Jul 2011 6:01am

Nestor from Le Tampon, Reunion

elles sont vraiment magnifiques ces orchidées !
très belle photo !

20 Jul 2011 6:13am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium


20 Jul 2011 8:35am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

A lovely natural study . . I like the hint of what may be beyond as a setting.

20 Jul 2011 9:29am

Mamyni from Argenteau-Visé, Belgium

Superbes orchidées sauvages

20 Jul 2011 10:03am

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Lovely image with complimentary depth of field!

20 Jul 2011 4:09pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

so lovely!!

20 Jul 2011 5:35pm

mimicy from Bordeaux, France

Splendides ces 2 orchidées .... compliments

20 Jul 2011 10:28pm

Maggy from Liège, Belgium


24 Jul 2011 9:31am

Canon EOS 400D
1/800 second
ISO 200
150 mm