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King Ferdinand's Orchid Ophrys regis-ferdinandii taken today on the island of Rhodes, Greece. This uncommon species is found on just a handful of eastern Aegean islands and limited parts of Turkey.

It is also known as Earwig Orchid due to its insect like appearance.

Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:King Ferdinand's Orchid
Username:mattberry mattberry
Uploaded:2 Apr 2013 - 9:38 PM
Tags:Greece, Greenwings, King Ferdinand's Orchid, Matt berry, Ophrys regis-ferdinandii, Rhodes, Wildlife / nature
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TonyDy
TonyDy Plus Member 6TonyDy vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 9:42 PM

Lovely shot, Matt - this is a new one on me!
Tony

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mossy
mossy  246 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 9:51 PM

Thats a new one for me Matt, can understand the Earwig comparison.

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johnke
johnke  2223 forum posts South Africa14 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 10:08 PM

A lovely image Matt and pin sharp...John

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 11:05 PM

How fascinating, thought from far it was a pollinator landing in the flower!

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rontear
rontear Plus Member 12rontear vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 11:34 PM

A rarity no doubt, first time I've seen one Matt !!
Ron.

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Ayoob
Ayoob Plus Member 4Ayoob vcard Australia
3 Apr 2013 - 4:11 AM

Beautifulful flower and beautifully captured, Matt......Grin

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2013 - 6:16 AM

Not seen one of these, Matt, an extraordinary orchid, and so much like a earwig, too Smile Carol

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mattberry
mattberry  10259 forum posts England14 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2013 - 10:58 AM

Thanks for your comments everyone Smile If ever an Orchid species was deemed to be cool, this would be one of them I think!

Matt

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Ade_Osman Plus Member 124521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2013 - 11:06 AM

Great find Matt and superbly captured as always.

Ade

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis Plus Member 2GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2013 - 11:21 PM

Excellent capture !
George

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