Copper Beard Orchid

Posted by ChrisRoss on Mon Oct 11, 2021 6:33 pm

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Copper Beard Orchid  Calochilus campestris

Quite a few copper beard orchids flowering at the moment, they are quite a robust plant, I found one with the stem about 900mm high, but the flowers are quite small, about 25-30mm in height.  Related to sun orchids they open wide in hot weather and are pollinated by wasps that try to mate with the labellum.  Stack of 24 images in Helicon focus.

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by Swissblad on Mon Oct 11, 2021 7:36 pm
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Striking portrait - looks like alien - the orchid from outer space.
Thanks for sharing this unusual species - really unique.
Superb stacked detail - the Oly really excels at that.
Really appreciate your continuing series!
Good hunting.

by Tom Whelan on Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:09 pm
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Love the stacked details and the unusual markings.

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by Yun Gao on Mon Oct 11, 2021 10:00 pm
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Looks like a snake with its mouth open. Great details in the larger image. Thanks for sharing.

by david fletcher on Tue Oct 12, 2021 1:49 am
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Fine image Chris. Superb work with the stacking..
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by Mary Brun on Tue Oct 12, 2021 6:33 am
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A beautiful specimen portrayed in a masterly way.

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by Carol Clarke on Tue Oct 12, 2021 12:25 pm
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I think all the little orchid folk are fascinating, but this one is amazing! I think Snow White has lost one of the dwarfs, Chris. Wonderful image once again!

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by John Labrenz on Thu Oct 14, 2021 12:00 am
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super cool orchid, ex stacking results

by Cynthia Crawford on Thu Oct 14, 2021 4:31 pm
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What a face! Your orchids have such character, not to mention excellent resolution and composition.
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