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Wild Orchid

By crookymonsta
This is one of just a few wild orchids we found in Slovenia, this one was near the edge of one of the beautiful lakes. I think it is a Pyramid but hopefully someone will correct me if I am wrong.

I was very lucky with the light, it was overcast, but had the normal ponder over the best setting to produce a reasonable background.

As always comments and advice very welcome.

Tags: Flowers and plants

Voters: CarolG, vickyf, Stace and 10 more

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
5 Jul 2012 4:18PM
The background works fine, Sandra. The head doesn't look dense enough to be a pyramid orchid, though. Carol

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vickyf 12 8 8 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2012 5:28PM
Think you've nailed the background here, Sandra.
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
5 Jul 2012 7:05PM
Whatever it is, it is beautiful

pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2015 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2012 7:08PM
Looks like the Heath Spotted Orchid, Sandra. The "spotted" part is the leaves, which eases ID, but you have none showing. See here .
TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2012 8:33PM
Very good shots, Sandra, and I agree with pamelajean - I'm sure it is the Heath Spotted Orchid - Dactylorhiza Maculata. It is certainly not the Pyramidal Orchid.
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
6 Jul 2012 6:04PM
Gorgeous thing!! Never seen these before. They stand out so well against that background in V2.

I just looked at Pamela's link and I reckon she and Tony are right about the ID.

ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
6 Jul 2012 6:05PM
Just spotted (no pun intended) another shot here - the Featured E2 right now.

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