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Cypripedium calceolus #3

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 5 July 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Series: European Terrestial Orchids

Cypripedium calceolus (NL: Vrouwenschoentje, Venusschoentje / EN: Lady's-slipper orchid / DE: Gelbe Frauenschuh, Gelb-Frauenschuh, Marienfrauenschuh, Europäischer Frauenschuh, Frauenschuh / FR: Sabot de Vénus, Sabot-de-Vénus d'Europe, Sabot de la Vierge, Soulier de Notre-Dame) is the type species of the genus Cypripedium. It is found in continental Europe growing in the decomposed humus of semi-shaded woodland cover on limestone. This is a very special plant - its form, stature and sheer beauty mark it out out as arguably Europes most impressive orchid though, unfortunately this irresistable elegance is the very thing that creates the biggest challenge to its survival. It has declined over much of the European part of its range, and as a result is legally protected in a number of countries.

Image: Eifel (DE) - 27/05/2012

Canon EOS 400D 1/125 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Heel mooi ! Ik wens je een prettige dag.

5 Jul 2012 8:19am

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5 Jul 2012 1:55pm

marc from granby, Canada

Splendid excellent close up !

5 Jul 2012 1:56pm

Anna from Somewhere on Mother Earth, Netherlands

Schitterend Johan... wat een pracht moment!
Hij komt zo uit zijn bedje rollen... ;-))))

5 Jul 2012 2:51pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Eine Traumaufnahme im richtigen Moment !

5 Jul 2012 4:22pm

Chantal from Vitry le François, France

Une pure merveille.

5 Jul 2012 5:16pm

Soheil from Tehran, Iran

nice shot
i like it

5 Jul 2012 6:10pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!!!
so beautiful colors!

5 Jul 2012 8:14pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Stunning close up of this wonderful flower and its visitor !!!

6 Jul 2012 1:19am

agnes from besançon, France

superbe !

7 Jul 2012 1:38pm

Demo from Villeneuve d, France

Ohhhh! just an incredible capture, congratulation
How long have you wait for that moment?

21 Aug 2012 9:49pm

This image has been featured in 2 Remix collections.

Au plus profond des fleurs by Chantal B.

Macro Nature by Baldwin VW

Canon EOS 400D
1/125 second
ISO 200
150 mm