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I found this wonderful example of a Bee Orchid (Ophrys apifera), yesterday morning on Collard Hill. This is the first one that I have seen this year and was not in the usual location. Still no signs of the Large Blues this year but plenty of Common Blues and Small Heaths.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS-1DS Mark III
Lens:EF180mm f/3.5L Macro USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:2 Jun 2012 - 9:18 AM
Focal Length:180mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Bee Orchid
Username:livinglevels livinglevels
Uploaded:3 Jun 2012 - 9:09 AM
Tags:Bee orchid, Close-up / macro, Collard Hill, Flower, Flowers & plants, Ophrys apifera, Orchid, Plant, Polden hills, Somerset, Wildlife / nature
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chrissie3
chrissie3  6 England
3 Jun 2012 - 9:10 AM

Lovely image.

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6100 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2012 - 9:22 AM

Beautiful.

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2012 - 10:07 AM

Rare little find.....Just been looking back through my archives and I reckon another week or so before Collard Hill should turn on mate.....Keep an eye out for me down there.....LOL

Ade

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vickyf
vickyf e2 Member 8vickyf vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2012 - 10:17 AM

So pretty and such a well named plant.

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
3 Jun 2012 - 11:22 AM

Great shot, Paul.
Tony

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jun 2012 - 1:44 PM

An exquisite close up of this beautiful and rare flower

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