Orchids

Requests about identification of wild plants in Malta and Gozo. (Please include precise details and pictures to help the experts in their ID process)

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Post by xilpa » Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:03 pm

These are a few of the photos of orchids I took this year. I believe that 1 & 2 are Ophrys melitensis and 5 is Orchis collina, but I stand to be corrected. What about 3 & 4 ? The white stuff on the tip of 4 is the remnants of a spider's web. Ophrys pectus perhaps ?
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Post by MWP admin » Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:17 pm

Good shots really - seems I need to upgrade my 3 yr old trustful camera. ID correct. 3,4 Ophrys fusca as they say here on the forum :wink: The white artifact are 'footprints' of a snail (os slug)
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Post by xilpa » Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:57 pm

Many thanks Stephen. May I please say that in my opinion it is the lens that makes the difference, not the camera, a dedicated macro lens is imperative when photographing small flowers. I also use a technique called "image stacking" to get the necessary DOF.

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Post by IL-PINE » Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:09 pm

congrats!

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Post by xilpa » Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:31 am

Many thanks Pine, much appreciated

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Post by D. Cilia » Wed Apr 14, 2010 4:04 pm

beautiful pictures of what arguably are the nicest monocots ever :lol: not from a bee's point of view though!

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