Ophrys benacensis (Benaco ofride)

Posted by Swissblad on Sun Apr 14, 2024 12:26 am

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We were delighted to find this rare migrant orchid during covid travel restrictions....it seemed that as we couldn't travel to Italy, the plants came to us! Since then we've made semi-annual visits to the site and are pleased to see the population expand, including new hybrid plants resulting from a cross with the early spider orchid (O. sphegodes).

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by david fletcher on Sun Apr 14, 2024 3:38 am
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A beautiful image Sinuhe. Congrats on finding this rarity and marvellous news they are flourishing.
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by Darren5907 on Sun Apr 14, 2024 4:06 am
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Beautifully captured and composited. The bg is perfect.

Such good news about its proliferation!

by Axel Hildebrandt on Sun Apr 14, 2024 5:53 am
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Beautiful flower and great find, Sinuhe.
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by Carol Clarke on Sun Apr 14, 2024 7:23 am
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What a beauty and a great find Sinuhe! So good to see the orchids flourishing.

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by Craig Lipski on Sun Apr 14, 2024 8:32 am
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Very cool. Comp and aspect ratio work well here. Great discoveries!

by Tom Whelan on Sun Apr 14, 2024 8:35 pm
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The central bloom is especially striking, lots of nice details.

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