Ophrys ariadnae

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    Another wild orchid for my Wildflowers of Crete set.
    I'm not sure about the exact species (I'm no expert), but I think this is Ophrys ariadnae.
    Captured at Gious Kambos (Γιους Κάμπος), near Spili, in Rethymno prefecture.

    Best viewed Large, On Black.

    Orchids of the genus Ophrys bear a semblance to bees, thus are commonly called bee orchids. This is part of their clever way of deceiving pollinators. This visual semblance is enhanced by producing the scent (pheromones) of a receptive female bee, thus attracting male bees, who proceed to pseudo-copulate with the flower, pollinating it in the process.

    Greg Miles, fouramjava, Steenjep, and 41 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. fine_settimana (On & off... ) 83 months ago | reply

      This is a Fantastic Flower Macro!
      I saw this in:

      * Flowers Macro World *

    2. so_hotpics 83 months ago | reply


    3. flixx-ak 83 months ago | reply

      Wonderful orchid .... gorgeous details!

      The Nature Group

    4. Pavlo Kuzyk 83 months ago | reply

      Nice DOF and crop.

    5. asparks306 83 months ago | reply

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    6. steffi's 83 months ago | reply

      excellent macro ... thanks for the informations

    7. yamstar1 83 months ago | reply

      Your pic is really a great MACRO!

      as seen in the MAGIC OF A WORLD IN MACRO - group

    8. coach48 75 months ago | reply

      mai vista prima d'ora...............

    9. Mat.Tauriello 75 months ago | reply

      Wonderful shot!!

    10. pepe peralta 70 months ago | reply

      wonderful orchid!!

    11. alcedofoto. 59 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Ophrys, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    12. Sinkha63 59 months ago | reply

      Superb Ophrys!

    13. magro_kr 49 months ago | reply

      I saw this in a thread of 25+ Faves group and Faved it.

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