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A change from the bugs and beasties, with a beautiful bee orchid that I spotted this week. These wonderful orchids are appearing everywhere now, barely noticeable in the long grass.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:bee orchid
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:27 Mar 2014 - 5:29 AM
Tags:Close-up, Close-up / macro, Flower, Flowers & plants, General, Macro, Nature, Orchid, Wildlife / nature
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prabhusinha
prabhusinha Plus Member 7prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2014 - 5:39 AM

I learn about macro every day in ur pics

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bobsblues
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27 Mar 2014 - 5:40 AM

Morning Carol reminds me of a giraffe's head cracking shot though Smile
Rob

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ddolfelin
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27 Mar 2014 - 5:54 AM

Beautifully presented, Carol.

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kirkoid
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27 Mar 2014 - 5:59 AM

Cracking capture. Agree with 'bobsblues' comment.
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Caziwinkles
27 Mar 2014 - 6:29 AM

I too immediately thought of a giraffe when I first saw this.
Super image - lovely colours. Smile

Carol

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper Plus Member 7109 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England25 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2014 - 6:33 AM

Yep a 1 eyed giraffe with its tongue out....GrinGrinGrin Seriously good shots Carol and an interesting plant that I have only seen once in the UK.

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kuvailija
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27 Mar 2014 - 7:04 AM

A beautiful image of a beautiful "Nero Wolfe" flower.- One quite seldom sees orchids on these pages. - Well done , Carol! --- Jukka.

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ChrisWallace
27 Mar 2014 - 7:15 AM

Morning Carol, nice image but where's the bug he he
Chris

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Nikonuser1
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27 Mar 2014 - 7:15 AM

2 super captures of Bee Orchid's Carol, in the field next to one of the power plants that I used to manage we had area's that we used to rope off as there were these orchids growing. A great looking plantSmile

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SUE118
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27 Mar 2014 - 7:24 AM

2 beautiful captures.

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NDODS
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27 Mar 2014 - 7:34 AM

From the thumbnail it looks like a Giraffe...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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barbarahirst
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27 Mar 2014 - 7:35 AM

Yup....my first thought was a giraffe...
Lucky you to have these growing wild

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janlea
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27 Mar 2014 - 7:56 AM

Two lovely captures Carol Smile
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ali63
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27 Mar 2014 - 9:06 AM

Super images Carol GrinGrin

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digital_boi
27 Mar 2014 - 9:07 AM


Quote: I learn about macro every day in ur pics

does to me as well Carol nice one

Graham

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PhilT2
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27 Mar 2014 - 9:08 AM

Uncanny resemblance to a giraffe.......interesting plant......never seen one before

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Mollycat
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27 Mar 2014 - 9:40 AM

Seems we all think alike. Thought it was Kathryns at first. Nature immating life. Excellent work yet again Carol.
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CaroleS
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27 Mar 2014 - 9:54 AM

Plants do have an uncanny resemblance to certain animals, but Giraffe orchid does not have quite the same ring to it as Bee orchid.
Well captured Carol.
Carole

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27 Mar 2014 - 10:00 AM

Two lovely shots Carol.
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27 Mar 2014 - 10:05 AM

wonderful shots

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WhiteRose1
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27 Mar 2014 - 10:19 AM

Lovely detail, Carol. I'm in the giraffe camp as well.

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Irishkate
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27 Mar 2014 - 10:21 AM

Wild orchids never fail to amaze me - all this beauty growing wild
and brought up close for enjoyment in your lovely images.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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TonyDy
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27 Mar 2014 - 11:38 AM

Superb shots, Carol - I'm jealous again - ours here won't be out until late May/ early June!
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Daisymaye
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27 Mar 2014 - 11:48 AM

I thought giraffe then hummingbird. Two lovely macros with great detail.

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dark_lord
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27 Mar 2014 - 12:43 PM

Not entirely away from the bugs as it is a bee orchid Grin

Nonetheless, a super image.

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AnneB50
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27 Mar 2014 - 1:13 PM

You've certainly got us talking with this one Carol. I thought giraffe as well to start with, then when I looked at V2, I thought of a baby duckling lying on it's back flapping its wings and waiting for food!

2 great images though

Anne

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27 Mar 2014 - 2:33 PM

Great shots lovely detail
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Brian65
Brian65  6 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2014 - 3:09 PM

Beautiful images Carol.
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TrevBatWCC
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27 Mar 2014 - 3:21 PM

Very beautiful Carol Smile You don't have to venture very far from where I live to find Marsh Orchids, which are quite small, and I'd imagine these are about the same size. Trouble is, you have to grovel about on your hands and knees to photograph them!! Wink
Trev Smile

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27 Mar 2014 - 3:29 PM

Beeeeautiful Carol

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27 Mar 2014 - 3:53 PM

Beautiful images Carol..Lin

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viscostatic
27 Mar 2014 - 4:25 PM

A giraffe for me too. Beautiful light and colours in these images Carol.

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27 Mar 2014 - 4:30 PM

Wonderful light and colours Carol.
Good shots.
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27 Mar 2014 - 4:33 PM

Beautiful orchids Carol, can see where their name comes from....a great set

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27 Mar 2014 - 4:50 PM

Gorgeous shots of a lovely flower.

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27 Mar 2014 - 5:07 PM

They're so beautiful Carol - well captured.

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evelen
evelen  10 England
27 Mar 2014 - 6:25 PM

beautiful orchid great shot Carol.
eve.Smile

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Mavis
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27 Mar 2014 - 7:57 PM

A superb flower Carol , you have captured it so well . I prefer version 1 as it gives a better idea of how big the flower is xx

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27 Mar 2014 - 8:22 PM

Beautiful capture
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27 Mar 2014 - 9:22 PM

V1 for me Carol - what a great shape - those buds look like ears.Smile
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27 Mar 2014 - 10:40 PM

Lovely little flower.Smile

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28 Mar 2014 - 2:24 AM

Little beauties, Carol.
Stunning photography, as always.
So real, I feel I could touch them...

Simon

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28 Mar 2014 - 4:30 PM

Outstanding looking flower... Two fabulous images Carol! Grin
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29 Mar 2014 - 11:01 PM

Beautiful, Carol.
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4 Apr 2014 - 9:35 PM

A beautiful flower Carol, you've captured its colours and markings wonderfully well. I think Bobs Blues is having a giraffe, he's obviously partaken of some of Safari Simon's Madafu! lol Tongue

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