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  1. Those are gorgeous - and they grow wild - wow.. Posted 3 months ago
    1. I think there are over 80 orchid species recorded in Bulgaria. I have photographed only 3 - up to now!
      The 3rd one will be uploaded here soon.
      Posted 3 months ago

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''Orchis simia'', commonly known as the monkey orchid, is a greyish pink to reddish species of the genus ''Orchis''. It gets its common name from its lobed lip which mimics the general shape of a monkey's body.

The range of the species is central and southern Europe, including southern England, the Mediterranean, Russia, Asia Minor, Caucasus, northern Iraq, Iran to Turkmenistan and northern Africa where it occurs in grassland, garrigue, scrub and open woodland, chiefly on limestone soils... more

Species identified by Jivko Nakev
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By Jivko Nakev

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Uploaded Apr 27, 2019. Captured Apr 26, 2019 17:27 in 8604, 4124 Belashtitsa, Bulgaria.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/2.8
  • 1/160s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm