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Cephalanthera longifolia

Cephalanthera longifolia
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Copyright: FABRIZIO MENIN (ciopper13) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 41 W: 0 N: 40] (110)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-26
Categories: Nature
Camera: Sony Alfa NEX 3, Sony E-mount 2,8/16mm, SanDiskUltra II16GB
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-06-04 8:03
Viewed: 1550
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Sword-leaved Helleborine, Cephalanthera longifolia, is a terrestrial orchid found in much of western and southern Europe. It is common in some parts of its range, such as southern France and Spain, but endangered particularly in northern areas such as Belgium.
The long, narrow tapering leaves give the plant its common name. The plant reaches a height of about 25 cm in typical conditions. The infloresence consists of 8-20 bell-shaped flowers of about 1 cm in size, often not fully open. It can be found in bloom from April to August, depending on location and altitude. It typically grows in damp woodland places.
In the UK it is a declining species, and conservation work is being carried out at a number of sites to safeguard it.
In 2007 it was listed as a priority species under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. The charity Plantlife International is leading this work in the UK.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2011-06-04 9:14]


Merveilleux captage de cette fines fleur tout en hauteur, avec les fleur blanches, quelle compo et iamge, superbe.

bravo et amitié


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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2011-06-04 11:25]

Ciao Fabrizio,
I like those pictures. Great composition, thanks to you. Good lighting and colors in the photo.

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  • brech Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 539 W: 135 N: 1111] (3045)
  • [2011-06-04 13:44]

A very well done composition with a well chosen vertical format. The light catches the blossoms perfectly.

Hello Fabrizio,

Une hampe florale élégante qui accroche la lumière avec délicatesse.
Gentille présentation agréable.
Merci pour le partage, et votre venue sur ma photo.
Avec mes salutations. Ayez un joyeux dimanche.


Hello Fabrizio.
Nicley taken with care, good composition and lighting. You have rightly chosen the low angle, which is very much suitable for such kind of wild flowering plants.TFS. Siggi

IMHO, I think a lower POV might have helped the flowers to isolate them from the relatively darker BG, Fabrizio!

Other than that, the picture is well taken and clarity is nice.
The light is quite nicely handled and colors are natural.
A vertical frame suits to this floral stick.
Well caught!


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