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Ophrys speculum is easy to recognise owing to its vivid blue, glossy, enamel-like lip, which is fringed with long, red-brown hairs. It is as if the flower reflects the sky of the Mediterranean, where this striking orchid is found; ‘speculum’ means mirror in Latin.

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George

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D800 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:105.0 mm f/2.8
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:23 Feb 2014 - 4:20 PM
Focal Length:105mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.1
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:-1.0
ISO:250
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Ophrys speculum
Username:GeorgePlatis GeorgePlatis
Uploaded:26 Feb 2014 - 3:38 PM
Tags:Flowers & plants, Ophrys speculum, Rhodes
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ugly
ugly Plus Member 7ugly vcard United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2014 - 3:40 PM

Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile

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basith
basith  3 Sri Lanka
26 Feb 2014 - 3:42 PM

Excellent shot , great detail.

Basith

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2014 - 3:53 PM

What a stunning image, George it looks like a little doll in a bonnet and a ruffled skirt Smile Carol

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26 Feb 2014 - 3:59 PM

...and what a great colour

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mistere
mistere Plus Member 2mistere vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2014 - 4:13 PM

Super image George, stunning colours and beautifully photographed.

Dave

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Mollycat Plus Member 2Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2014 - 4:45 PM

My wife used to find these spooky. Looking at this I can understand why. But a great picture never the less George.
Peter.

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Rende Plus Member 837 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2014 - 5:31 PM

Lovely colourful macro George.
Rende

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Holmewood Plus Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
26 Feb 2014 - 6:23 PM

Great shot George. Cathy

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ColleenA Plus Member 3305 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2014 - 6:34 PM

Such an unusual beautiful flower, great capture

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dark_lord Critique Team 111641 forum postsdark_lord vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2014 - 6:54 PM

A striking flower indeed.

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SUE118 Plus Member 7SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2014 - 7:45 PM

Fantastic image George.Smile

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terryxc  3 England
26 Feb 2014 - 7:55 PM

Not the most beautiful flower i've seen, but a great shot...

Terry.

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gss  1 Romania1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2014 - 10:23 PM

Interesting flower and great shot & description
Silviu

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Irishkate Plus Member 533 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom87 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2014 - 10:47 PM

What a very intricate flower with such vivid colour.
also we've had a botany lesson coupled with some language lessons.
I like knowing the derivation of words.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2014 - 11:24 PM

brilliant detail and colour george a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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taggart Plus Member 1146 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2014 - 12:34 AM

Supremely fancy orchid, so well photographed!

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Fred263 Plus Member 3Fred263 vcard United Kingdom
27 Feb 2014 - 6:21 AM

Superb macro, George. Beautiful. colours. Interesting narrative.

Fred

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leontari Plus Member 2leontari vcard Greece
27 Feb 2014 - 6:25 AM

Excellent macro, George. What a beautiful colour!!!
Effrossini

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2014 - 1:25 PM

A lovely shot of this beautiful and exotic bloom.
R.

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Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
28 Feb 2014 - 11:44 PM

Beautiful! IB

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