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One of the prettiest orchids to be found in the meadows in April is ophrys scolopax, more commonly known as the bee orchid.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:ophrys scolopax
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:2 Apr 2013 - 5:38 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, Flower, Flowers & plants, General, Macro, Nature, Orchid, Wildlife / nature
Votes:73
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johnke
johnke  154 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 5:49 AM

An awesome pin sharp display of this beautiful flower Carl, very well presented....John

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2155 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 5:51 AM

Two great captures Carol...a beautiful flowerGrinGrinGrin

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 6:24 AM

Two crackers. Love the Font. What is it?

Last Modified By LynneJoyce at 2 Apr 2013 - 6:25 AM

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GarrathE
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2 Apr 2013 - 6:42 AM

Beautiful!

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 7:05 AM

Two fantastic and great images ,carol,very well done,
Saeid

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Badgerfred
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2 Apr 2013 - 7:20 AM

Super images Carol, love the colour and detail,
Fred.

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 7:26 AM

So pretty Carol.

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achieverswales

V2 for me Carol as the text in V1 is not to my liking, this is very beautiful and the high key setting is excellent.

Regards

Trev.

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 429 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 8:04 AM

Lovely fine detail in V2 Carol, orchids are so fascinating.
Carole

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
2 Apr 2013 - 8:37 AM

Amazing little flowers Carol !! Excellent photos !!

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 8:51 AM

Two fine images Carol, good details in both
Regards Richard

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boov
boov  1 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 - 8:53 AM

Super duo.....

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41028 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 8:53 AM

I like the 'card' presentation in v1, Carol... the start of a card index/identification to the flora and insect life of the Island.

Dave

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 8:53 AM

Indeed it is a beautiful orchid, Carol, and you have captured and presented it so nicely in these two shots.
Ronnie.

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leontari
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2 Apr 2013 - 9:03 AM

Two superb captures Carol. I like the composition of V2.
Effrossini

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32885 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 9:23 AM

Two beautifully crafted compositions Carol, however I rather like image number one simply because of its style of presentation which I rather admire.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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Lillian
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2 Apr 2013 - 9:51 AM

Very impressed Carol
so beautiful both
Lillian

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rontear
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2 Apr 2013 - 9:53 AM

Beautifully taken Carol !
Ron.

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 9:54 AM

Two stunning images

Hugh

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prabhusinha
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2 Apr 2013 - 10:07 AM

Both are superb. V2 is fabulous.

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 346 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 10:45 AM


Quote: I like the 'card' presentation in v1, Carol... the start of a card index/identification to the flora and insect life of the Island.

Dave

Me too... great idea from Dave here Carol.. something you should think about!

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 10:54 AM

Two superb images, Carol. I rather like V1 which I think you processed beautifully. So envious to think these grow wild with you.

Ann

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mossy
mossy  146 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 11:08 AM

V2 for me, attractive orchid, always make good subjects.

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Irishkate
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2 Apr 2013 - 11:39 AM

I do like the Botanical approach with name in V1, followed by the natural image in V2
and both beautifully presented.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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TonyDy
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2 Apr 2013 - 11:43 AM

Superb shots, Carol.
Tony

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 11:54 AM


Quote: I do like the Botanical approach with name in V1, followed by the natural image in V2
and both beautifully presented.
KateGrinGrinGrin

Hear hear.
Very well done Carol.

B.

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sable
sable  6 England7 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 12:07 PM

Two beautiful versions of this very attractive flower and I really like them for different reasons - Elizabeth xx

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Joline
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2 Apr 2013 - 12:46 PM

These are both extremely well done. I think I prefer v1, just for its formality.

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Sylviwhalley
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2 Apr 2013 - 12:48 PM

Two beautiful shots, love the presentation.
Sylvia

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Daisymaye
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2 Apr 2013 - 1:17 PM

Two lovely shots of this beautiful flower.......Sandy

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ann_g
ann_g  10 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 - 3:31 PM

v2 for me. lovely Smile

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sweetpea62
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2 Apr 2013 - 4:17 PM

Both beautiful Carol,lovely presentation..Lin

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2 Apr 2013 - 4:19 PM

2 superb images Carol.
Brian

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2 Apr 2013 - 5:05 PM

Wonderful captures, Carol !
George

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 - 6:21 PM

Beautiful!

I particularly like the presentation in V1.

P.

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tomcat
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2 Apr 2013 - 6:23 PM

Evenin' Carol
Love the presentation in V1 and the deatil in V2, so they are both winners

Hard frost this morning, but though there was stiff breeze blowing, the temperature actually reached +8C with a clear skySmile


Adrian

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evelen
evelen  9 England
2 Apr 2013 - 6:27 PM

beautiful image lovely orchid carol.
eve.Smile

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unicorn17
unicorn17  5 Scotland
2 Apr 2013 - 6:42 PM

Great detail and presentation . Can see the Bee !Wink

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Jat_Riski
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2 Apr 2013 - 6:54 PM

"One of the prettiest orchids to be found in the meadows". Photographed by A very expert lady Photographer called "The Sweet Lady Carol G"SmileSmile

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Louise_Morris
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2 Apr 2013 - 7:31 PM

Beautiful images Carol - they are indeed lovely flowers - we have some at our local nature reserve. Love to spot them when they appear! Lou

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2 Apr 2013 - 8:08 PM

V1 is a superb presentation Carol...................... Two lovely detailed images.
Brian.

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2 Apr 2013 - 10:20 PM

I always see a little person in the bee orchid, Carol, and there it is again, having a good laugh. In V2 is looks a bit like a jester, and as if you have lifted one of its arms so it is waving at usGrin.

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annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2013 - 11:44 PM

Did you say April? We get them by the end of may.
How well you made that page, like in an old print!

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samarmishra
3 Apr 2013 - 2:28 AM

hi Carol, this is again an excellent capture and an excellent find in the meadows.. Very well taken and nice presentation too..

Samar..

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3 Apr 2013 - 3:53 AM

Un trabajo maravilloso..

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3 Apr 2013 - 6:09 AM

Beautifully photographed and presented... Stunning patterns and colours... GrinGrin
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4 Apr 2013 - 2:11 PM

A great image both equally good Carol . Love this Bee Orchid . Saw it first in the Spanish Pyranees!xx

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LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2013 - 8:22 PM

{2} Superlative {A+++++} & very Lovely Macro Floral Shots ~ Peter Smile

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8 Apr 2013 - 4:45 PM

What a stunning image carol, love it Grin

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13 Apr 2013 - 12:49 AM

They are very rare over here but I now have access to a field where they grow close to where I live.

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