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another beauty on a gloomy evening - wild orchid

By annettep38  
Many thanks to Netta and Kate for the UAs.
Hope I'm not boring you tooo much, this is just a quick grab shot taken after dinner.. Could not resit the urge to rush up to the plateau after making dinner, it was late and drizzling but they seem to shine even in the dark Smile
I'd love to tell you what it is but I don't know Sad
THANK YOU Mike, yes you are right, I found the web site of a Dutch visitor to our area , he confirms it to be Anacamptis morio! And now I can identify them all Smile

V2 is a crop of the first picture, it's only there for the detail.

Tags: Orchid Flowers and plants Wild orchid Dordogne Wildlife and nature Anacamptis morio Plateau dárgentine

Voters: NaturesHaven, ColleenA, mauriceegan and 52 more

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ColleenA Plus
8 464 7 Australia
9 May 2013 8:39PM
Its a stunner Annette, great DOF...cannot help with an ID though
jdinne 17 16 England
9 May 2013 8:39PM
For a grab shot Annette its stunning........

gajewski 16 10 9 United States
9 May 2013 8:42PM
One would never know you shot this under less than perfect lighting conditions.
AND -- your background looks great as well.
Mike_Young Plus
14 27 12 United Kingdom
9 May 2013 8:45PM
Super shot, it looks like a Green winged orchid to me.
Irishkate Plus
10 42 118 United Kingdom
9 May 2013 8:52PM
Boy is that lens working for you!
Wonderful dof.
tomcat 15 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
9 May 2013 9:34PM
A good 'un, no matter what it isTongue

Thanks for the info earlierSad

9 May 2013 9:35PM
Lovely shot. Great DOF and Bokeh.
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
9 May 2013 9:54PM
Quite remarkable-- lovely blue here!
netta1234 8 382 2 Wales
9 May 2013 9:57PM
Another beautieSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
achieverswales 10 8 101 Wales
9 May 2013 10:00PM
Excellent separation from the background Annette.


gary_d 12 576 13 Wales
9 May 2013 10:04PM
Looks lovely against a great background. - gary
Jasper87 Plus
10 2.6k 158 England
9 May 2013 10:25PM
Wish I could grab stuff like this, Annette.

9 May 2013 10:37PM
Excellent capture!
EAS 11 1 13 Scotland
9 May 2013 10:52PM
Wonderful images of this little beauty.

9 May 2013 11:54PM
Stunning flower with perfectly diffused background, Annette!

10 May 2013 12:05AM
Two excellent images, Annette!

Hermanus 8 4 South Africa
10 May 2013 5:17AM
Great photography Annette ! lovely flowers so often overlooked and not appreciated Smile
AnnChown Plus
10 207 1 United Kingdom
10 May 2013 6:58AM
They are so beautiful - we have some wild ones in the communal part of our gardens. I like the colour.
johnke Plus
7 223 16 England
10 May 2013 7:10AM
Beautifully taken Annette lovely DOF...John
bobsblues 10 10 2 United Kingdom
10 May 2013 7:42AM
Wonderful capture Annette.Smile
10 May 2013 8:02AM
Nice images. V2 for me.

10 May 2013 10:40AM
both excellent Annette fine work

debu 10 India
10 May 2013 10:51AM
Lovely images.
Joline Plus
14 30 58 United States
10 May 2013 12:39PM
Both are wonderful, but v2 is fantastic!
RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
10 May 2013 12:40PM
It's lovely to come across these wild orchids growing in the wild and you have captured this specimen very nicely, Annette.
saltireblue Plus
10 11.2k 68 Norway
10 May 2013 1:34PM
Standing tall and proud, Annette. Perfect bg blur. V1 works best for me.

Maiwand 13 3 73 England
10 May 2013 6:35PM

Quote:Standing tall and proud, Annette. Perfect bg blur. V1 works best for me.


Totally agree here Annette. Superbly presented.
ChiliMan 14 135 17 Singapore
11 May 2013 2:45PM
WHAT a beaut, especially with that colour!

Very well composed and grabbed Smile

tonyng 10 11 3 United Kingdom
11 May 2013 10:06PM
V1 is particularly nice Annette.
Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
13 May 2013 10:40PM
You've isolated this gorgeous coloured flower quite beautifully

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