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Bulbophyllum lepidum...revisited

By ChiliMan
Thank you all for the wonderful response to ‘Bony Fingers’ Smile

And a big thank you to Tarek ( LV426 ) for your User Award Smile


Now then…just to clarify…when I say ‘in the garden’, it’s my mum’s garden. Well, more like a rather unkempt mini jungle. Parts of it are not easily accessible but I like certain things about it…the signs of a wild ‘matured’ garden. For one, the animals – residents or daily visitors – who have bred here. The squirrels, tree shrews, garden lizards, tailorbirds and bulbuls. For another, the leaf litter and compost you find along the paths that make it look a bit like a forest floor Grin

As for the orchids, most of them are bought, some found, some given.

Speaking of which, I found these two shots on the Ixus yesterday. Taken last June. Same orchid as in the last upload but I thought you might like the view in V1 ‘cos you get to see the petal formation better.


Tags: Orchid Flowers and plants Species Wildlife and nature Bulbophyllum lepidum

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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 5:06PM
How extraordinary, unlike any orchid that I have seen. Natural precision.

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ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 5:07PM
The detail is perfect.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 5:27PM
V1 really is bold and beautiful
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 5:39PM
Superb tones, Andrew.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
18 Jan 2013 5:57PM
They are such amazing flowers, Andrew, and very beautiful. I would be in 7th heaven in your garden, there's no telling what I would find Grin Carol
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 6:00PM
Both good but the comp in V1 is stunning.
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 6:03PM
brilliant detail andrew wonderful colours and light v1 for me today a stunner nice one Wink
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
18 Jan 2013 6:09PM
I missed the first visit to this stunning flower so this second one is amazing !! I have never seen anything like this before Andrew !! Excellent !
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
18 Jan 2013 6:33PM
Super delightful and most unusual flower-- I am gald to see these versions--- just wish I could grow it!
18 Jan 2013 7:08PM
Beautiful colour and detail Andrew Smile
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2023 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 7:11PM
Your mum's jungle sounds delightful, as is this very unusual orchid, which you've captured beautifully. From fingers to a fan!
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 7:25PM
Definitely V1 for me like the textures with the colours better Andrew
UrbaneMagick 6 172 1 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 7:45PM
This should do very well Andrew, the layout of the petals is beautiful.

Gareth SmileSmile
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
18 Jan 2013 8:03PM
A truly striking flower. The colours, details and shapes are cpatured so well. I think I'm going for V1 this evening.

Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
18 Jan 2013 8:28PM
v2 is a lovely natural shot, but v1 is an excellent shape, almost graphic.

helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 9:22PM
V1 for me too Andrew - gets my UA today SmileSmile
Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
18 Jan 2013 9:52PM
This is so unique and beautiful. Every climate has it's charms, even here in the cold north, although I must admit I'd rather be taking a little tour of your Mum's jungle than facing this extreme cold.
LV426 9 7 4 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 11:15PM
That's fantastic!
I love that perfect half circle that adds such a beautiful atmosphere to the picture.
The light is just right as well.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
18 Jan 2013 11:32PM
And well worth revisiting too if I may say so, i've never seen this unusual variety of orchid before. A real joy to view my friend especially as we are experiencing the dark days of winter and the Snowpocalypse has hit Gloucestershire!
JimV 11 6 3 Canada
19 Jan 2013 2:45AM
Two wonderfully lit shots of this unusual flower Andrew, contrary to most others I'm going for V2 as my pick.
I'm with Joline as far as our weather is concerned, the HIGH today was -14C Sad
dawnmichelle 10 12 United States
19 Jan 2013 4:34AM
beautiful pics.. love how you captured V1 ..
Hope you have been doing well..Smile
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 8:41AM
Colour, light and detailed textures. Such an unusual orchid.
Tibetan 6 3 England
19 Jan 2013 3:01PM
Looks like an Alien claw reaching out to grab you at first sight, quite an amazing flower Andrew, like both shots regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
19 Jan 2013 4:50PM
Beautiful composition and detail.
And sorry about the "velcro thing" Smile
19 Jan 2013 5:18PM
Fabulous capture of an amazing flowers
evelen 13 5 England
27 Jan 2013 4:20PM
beautiful images lovely flower andrew.

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