Emmanuel Boitier - Fly Orchid

Emmanuel Boitier - Fly Orchid

Some Orchids (i.e. genus Ophrys) are characterized by their flowers: imitating insects with their shapes, they attract them in order to be fertilized. The imitation is really amazing (going to the arrangement of hairs on the flower as well as the imitation of the bluish reflection of wings...). I tried to emphasize this imitation by the choice of a composition and a point of view in which we have the impression that an insect is really put on the plant. Hope I have succeed.

Location: Auvergne, France

Posted on 15.05.2012
Photo info - 09.05.2012: NIKON D3S, 150 mm, ISO 400, f 4, 1/160 sec
Tags: Emmanuel Boitier Flower Fly Orchid Imitation Insect Ophrys insectifera Orchid Plant Spring To deceive wildlife photography
Emmanuel Boitier - Fly Orchid

Emmanuel Boitier - Fly Orchid

Some Orchids (i.e. genus Ophrys) are characterized by their flowers: imitating insects with their shapes, they attract them in order to be fertilized. The imitation is really amazing (going to the arrangement of hairs on the flower as well as the imitation of the bluish reflection of wings...). I tried to emphasize this imitation by the choice of a composition and a point of view in which we have the impression that an insect is really put on the plant. Hope I have succeed.

Location: Auvergne, France

Posted on 15.05.2012
Photo info - 09.05.2012: NIKON D3S, 150 mm, ISO 400, f 4, 1/160 sec
Tags: Emmanuel Boitier Flower Fly Orchid Imitation Insect Ophrys insectifera Orchid Plant Spring To deceive wildlife photography