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Hyacinth Orchid


Posted by ChrisRoss on Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:21 am

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Hyacinth Orchid Dipodium punctatum

These orchids are hemiparasites and have given up photosynthesis, not growing any leaves.  They are thought to be parasitic on mycorrhizal  fungi associated with eucalypts.  Not possible to cultivate.

This one popped up in our front garden, we have had them pop up at various pints around our yard over the years.

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Olympus OM-D EM-1 MkII + 300mm f4 + 900FL-R (@-1.7)

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by Matthew Pugh on Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:29 am
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Hi

A lovely image of a lovely plant

Have a great Xmas

All the best
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by Tom Whelan on Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:29 pm
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Lovely composition, detail, and flower color. You're getting great results with the OM-D and the 300/4.
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by rhighercat on Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:50 pm
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Great image! lovely colors, nice oof background, crispy sharp.
 

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