The surprising beauty of Greater Butterfly-orchid

steppeland

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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The Greater Butterfly-orchid (Lat.: Platanthera chlorantha , Dutch: Bergnachtorchis) is a species of orchid in the genus Platanthera. It can be found throughout Europe and Morocco. The name Platanthera is derived from Greek, meaning “broad anthers”, while the species name, chlorantha, means “greenflowered”. (Source: Wikipedia

- Photographed during our vacation June 2013 in Izier, a small village in the Belgian Ardennes, Belgium
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Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera and
Tamron 70-300mm Tele-macro1:2 lens
exp.time 1/60 sec. at f/5.6
ISO 200 – Focal length 45
Date: Jun 15, 2013

TAGS: nature, flowers, plants, vegetation, Greater Butterfly-orchid, Platanthera chlorantha, Bergnachtorchis, Belgium, Ardennes, white, green, close-up, macro


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