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A Monkey Orchid taken on the Kentish Downs last Sunday... fascinating little figures our native wild Orchids make with their flowers...

The Monkey Orchid is classified as vulnerable in the UK and is a protected species. Unlike all other orchids the flowers of the Monkey Orchid open from the top down.

Brand:Panasonic
Camera:Panasonic Lumix G3
Lens:LUMIX G VARIO 100-300/F4.0-5.6
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:16 Jun 2013 - 7:07 AM
Focal Length:228mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.2
Aperture:f/5.2
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Monkey business...
Username:Greyheron Greyheron
Uploaded:19 Jun 2013 - 7:49 PM
Tags:Flower, Flowers & plants, Kent, Monkey, Orchid, Orchis, Seeing, Simila, Trust, Wildlife
Votes:54
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Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith Plus Member 7222 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2013 - 7:51 PM

Great shot i don't think i have ever seen one before

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Glostopcat
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19 Jun 2013 - 7:54 PM

A beautiful specimen which you have isolated so superbly

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TonyDy
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19 Jun 2013 - 8:16 PM

Lovely shot, Mike.
Tony

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Ade_Osman
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19 Jun 2013 - 8:27 PM

Knew this was yours Mike......Classy as always.

Regards.....Ade

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19 Jun 2013 - 8:48 PM

A pleasure to view Mike

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CarolG
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20 Jun 2013 - 6:15 AM

A beautiful capture and presentation, Mike. Carol

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Maiwand
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20 Jun 2013 - 1:39 PM

Delightful capture Mike. What a little gem this flower is.GrinGrinGrin
Ron

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Greyheron
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20 Jun 2013 - 7:11 PM

Thanks guys - really appreciate your support and comments Grin

Mike

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CaroleS
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21 Jun 2013 - 11:17 AM

Superb!
Carole

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Greyheron
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21 Jun 2013 - 3:31 PM

Thank you muchly Grin

Mike

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21 Jun 2013 - 8:21 PM

Top class again Mike.
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21 Jun 2013 - 9:29 PM

Wonderful image a pleasure to view Mike..Lin

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Greyheron
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23 Jun 2013 - 3:33 PM

Thank you both for your comments - much appreciated Grin

Mike

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teocali
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27 Jun 2013 - 7:41 PM

Stunning work, Mike - superb detail and I love that dreamy look that you manage to capture in your wildflower photography. Sweet light and gorgeous colours.
Sylvia

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Greyheron
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28 Jun 2013 - 2:34 PM

Thank you Sylvia Grin

Mike

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SteveMackay
25 Jul 2013 - 11:54 PM

Absolutely love it Mike!!! (but you probably knew that anyway!)Wink

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Greyheron
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26 Jul 2013 - 12:18 PM

What else would a fellow Orchid lover say Steve Wink Appreciate your comments Grin

Mike

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