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Fairy Slipper (Calypso bulbosa)


Posted by Swissblad on Sat Aug 13, 2022 2:03 am

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Probably the most exotic wild orchid we have encountered to date - the rare Calypso bulbosa, aka Fairy Slipper, which only blooms in a few select spots in Scandinavia.

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Nikon D5 with Tamron 90mm macro.

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by david fletcher on Sat Aug 13, 2022 3:07 am
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Brilliant placement and composition Sinuhe. Have a lovely weekend too.
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by Swissblad on Sat Aug 13, 2022 3:57 am
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Brilliant placement and composition Sinuhe.  Have a lovely weekend too.

Thank you, David. Temperatures are finally dropping locally - like most in Europe we're fervently hoping to finally get some much needed rain next week.
 

by Carol Clarke on Sat Aug 13, 2022 9:37 am
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What a delicate and beautiful species!  You must be thrilled to find them and get such a lovely image as this.  What a treat!

We are still roasting this weekend in the awful heat and an official drought has been declared in several counties including here in Lincolnshire.  We sincerely hope that we get some rain next Mon/Tues/Weds, and much lower temperatures for the poor parched earth and wilting humans!

Enjoy the weekend as much as possible, we are flaked out - both humans and dog!

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by Swissblad on Sat Aug 13, 2022 11:25 am
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Carol Clarke wrote:
What a delicate and beautiful species!  You must be thrilled to find them and get such a lovely image as this.  What a treat!

We are still roasting this weekend in the awful heat and an official drought has been declared in several counties including here in Lincolnshire.  We sincerely hope that we get some rain next Mon/Tues/Weds, and much lower temperatures for the poor parched earth and wilting humans!

Enjoy the weekend as much as possible, we are flaked out - both humans and dog!

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Thank you Carol - the first hint of rain is expected tomorrow evening....bliss.
 

by david fletcher on Sat Aug 13, 2022 2:22 pm
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Swissblad wrote:
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Brilliant placement and composition Sinuhe.  Have a lovely weekend too.

Thank you, David. Temperatures are finally dropping locally - like most in Europe we're fervently hoping to finally get some much needed rain next week.


With you on that one bro'.   Our temps I hope will drop next week.  Rain would be a godsend provided it doesn't come all in one go in extremes modus.  

All the very best.

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by Tom Whelan on Sat Aug 13, 2022 11:04 pm
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Beautiful flowers, love the drop details.
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by Cynthia Crawford on Sun Aug 14, 2022 10:02 am
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Such a talent for finding these treasures. Beautiful focus and composition.
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by Swissblad on Sun Aug 14, 2022 10:40 am
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Tom Whelan wrote:
Beautiful flowers, love the drop details.


Thank you Tom, appreciate your visit and comment.
 

by Swissblad on Sun Aug 14, 2022 10:41 am
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Such a talent for finding these treasures. Beautiful focus and composition.

Thank you Cindy - my wife has the talent for discovering these little treasures - I mostly just traipse along ;)
 

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