Its nice that I am discovering more features on the new camera, or rather my very kind brother is showing me them as he finds them. Anyway, three weeks ago when I photographed the Arachnorchis rigida, I felt that the pictures had way to much blue in them. Since then, I learnt how to adjust the white balance, and so now the pictures are closer to the true colours.
I love this picture of these two spider orchids, Arachnorchis tentaculata, which are hugging each other. I did not realize that they had two different stem colours, until I looked at the photograph. Interestingly, the digital camera did not show this as vividly. Below is another view of the same two orchids.
Another orchid that I saw recently was of the Purple Cockatoo Orchid, Glossodia major. There was a lovely patch of well over a hundred plants. I had first found this patch while all the orchids were in bud, but when I went back two weeks later, more than half had finished flowering. This species has a lot of diversification in colour from a deep purple right through to pure white.
Enjoy your weekend!