A very rare orchid


davidwozhere

Link Posted 19/07/2021 - 00:31
You don't often see dune heleborine orchids
K1 and Tamron 90.









Photographing them is a nightmare as you need to be constantly aware of where your feet are and where they are so you don't damage them.
Most certainly a job for a flippy screen!
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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HarisF1

Link Posted 19/07/2021 - 03:15
I'd have walked right past without noticing!

Excellent shots and well done for always giving us something to learn!

K10D

Link Posted 19/07/2021 - 06:14
Good images and I've been educated.

Best regards

RobL

Link Posted 19/07/2021 - 08:01
I too would have walked right past, whereabouts are they? I especially like the last shot, cool and understated.

Lubbyman

Link Posted 19/07/2021 - 08:17
Oooo... special! The last picture is lovely.

RobL wrote:
whereabouts are they?

It's best not to put the location of a very rare plant on a public forum. Some people do not treat them with the respect they deserve even if they are protected by law.

Steve

HarisF1

Link Posted 19/07/2021 - 16:51
I looked the name up and learned a bit about the habitat. Sadly it's another part of nature that we might not be able to appreciate in another 40 years time.

bjolester

Link Posted 19/07/2021 - 22:55
Number one is my favourite. Great shot!
Bjørn

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Daronl

Link Posted 21/07/2021 - 21:49
davidwozhere wrote:
You don't often see dune heleborine orchids
K1 and Tamron 90.









Photographing them is a nightmare as you need to be constantly aware of where your feet are and where they are so you don't damage them.
Most certainly a job for a flippy screen!


Daronl

Daronl

Link Posted 21/07/2021 - 21:51
Special plant , super capture David👌
Daronl

davidwozhere

Link Posted 22/07/2021 - 00:05
Thank you for all the positive responses to these. It keeps you motivated to keep looking for more!
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

My page on Photocrowd - link

RobL

Link Posted 22/07/2021 - 16:21
Thank you David for meeting up and sharing the secret location (which was crawling with orchidologists from far and wide), we had a great time exploring the site and trying not to flatten anything: difficult when flat out on the ground! I hesitate to post my photos of the selfsame plant as they are not of the same standard but here goes anyway. All K1 + 100mm macro with a couple of fill flash from my dinky AF201FG.










And three more from the same place:





davidwozhere

Link Posted 23/07/2021 - 00:36
I think the hardest shot of the day was that pesky caterpillar! A most enjoyable morning - even though we couldn't understand half of what we were told. That first one of yours is a corker. Amazing how well they have developed and fully bloomed in a few days.
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

My page on Photocrowd - link
Last Edited by davidwozhere on 23/07/2021 - 00:41
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