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Sardinian orchid (Ophrys tenthredinifera subsp. neglecta)


Posted by Swissblad on Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:52 pm

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Of the numerous orchids found on Sardinia, this species rates as one of our favourites.

I love how a single specimen can have differently shaped faces.

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Wishing all a pleasant Easter break - a bit sad that this is the 2nd year we've not been able to travel to our favourite Island at this time of year.

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by matty on Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:39 am
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excellent image, I've never photographed this species ... Happy Easter to you too
 

by Swissblad on Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:54 am
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matty wrote:
excellent image, I've never photographed this species ... Happy Easter to you too



Thank you Matty, we've seen them frequently in Sardegna - they also flower in Calabria and Sicilly.

Salvatore, had some nice images on this forum.
 

by Cynthia Crawford on Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:37 am
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A lovely Easter image with all those beautiful faces. Hope you get to travel again sometime soon.
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by david fletcher on Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:32 am
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Beautiful image with many faces.  Pleasant Easter wishes to you too.
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by Carol Clarke on Sun Apr 04, 2021 11:00 am
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No wonder its a favourite, Sinuhe!  Its absolutely gorgeous!  A beautiful image of these little dancing sprites - and how wonderful to see they are all wearing masks - how appropriate! :) 

Even with the restrictions, I hope you are still enjoying the Easter weekend.

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by ADKShooter on Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:57 pm
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Very nice presentation of a beautiful orchid. Hope you are able to get to them again sooner rather than later.
 

by Tom Whelan on Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:43 pm
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Beautiful image and group of blooms. Happy Easter!
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by Swissblad on Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:21 am
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Thank you all for stopping by - your comments and Easter greetings are appreciated.

Many thanks for EP - what a lovely surprise.
 

by Mary Brun on Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:57 pm
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Absolutely a wonderful specimen beautifully portrayed.
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by ChrisRoss on Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:19 pm
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Another great orchid shot, detail and lighting is excellent.
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