Woodcock Orchid

Posted by ChrisRoss on Sun Apr 23, 2023 7:54 pm

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Woodcock Orchid Ophrys scolopax

Hi all, been quite a while since I have posted.  Just returned from an extended trip in the UK and Spain, main purpose was to attend a wedding in Scotland but extended the trip as it was so far to go and managed to sneak in some orchid hunting on the side.

This Woodcock orchid was found near the town of Orba in Alicante province.  It was quite dry and not a lot out, but this one was in a dry stream bed.  The European orchids were certainly challenging to find.

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1/320 @ f4 ISO 200

Olympus OM-1 with 300mm f4 lens, diffuser.  Two frame manual stack for depth of field.
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by KK Hui on Sun Apr 23, 2023 11:44 pm
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Great find and a very pleasing image with soft colors ...
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by Swissblad on Mon Apr 24, 2023 12:57 am
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Great to see you back again, Chris....had to look at your description twice...to be assured that some of our Ophrys species had not made the jump to Oz!!!

Great find and lovely image (really shines on the large version) of this rare orchid ...still on our wish list.

by david fletcher on Mon Apr 24, 2023 5:33 am
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Superb shot Chris and a pleasure to see your images again.
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by Carol Clarke on Mon Apr 24, 2023 8:51 am
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Absolutely beautiful subject and shot! Good to see you again, Chris.

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by Tom Whelan on Mon Apr 24, 2023 9:56 am
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Beautiful image with excellent detail with a light, airy feeling. Welcome back!

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by Yun Gao on Tue Apr 25, 2023 9:21 pm
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Beautiful brightness and crispness. Lovely.

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