Sunday, 21 June 2015

Wild Orchids

Each year on open heathland within the Woodland Nature Reserve where I regularly walk, a display of Wild Orchids grow. Of course one never tires of taken a few shots of them.
I will not try and name them as I understand that the various Common Spotted, Southern Marsh and Pyramid varieties have hybridised and identifying them is not an easy task.
However, being able to look at lovely blooms like these why bother anyway.













30 comments:

  1. What a lovely sight. I keep forgetting to have a look at those which grow by the old sand dunes near here though they aren't as spectacular as those.

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  2. Another mine field of IDing problems here Roy! But as you say, the pleasure is in the seeing...and it's a pleasure to see your lovely set of images...[;o)

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  3. A fabulous meadow of wildflowers especially these beautiful Orchids. Roy have a great week ahead.

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  4. These are so lovely. Later in the summer, my meadow looks similar.

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  5. Well that' smore orchids than I've ever seen! Two little bee orchids!

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    1. Its quite normal for that location Simon.

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  6. Geweldig mooi en dan z,on heel veld vol.

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  7. Beautiful! Never mind the names indeed, they're lovely as they are.

    Regards,
    Marianne

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  8. I'm hoping to visit my orchid field this week - the last one of your photos is really lovely. Orchids are such lovely flowers, they always seem a little exotic for this country:)

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    1. Thanks D, yes I think you are right about that.

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  9. Hey Roy.... I would be so excited to come across these beauties, I would take "way,way,way", to many shot's :)
    They a stunning. I like the next to the last one!

    Grace

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  10. The orchid season is now upon us, they are lovely. You are right, one does not get tired of taking pictures of these, lovely set of images Roy :-)

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