Yesterday morning, I took the opportunity to go orchid hunting, as it will be raining for the next few days. Fortunately while I was out there, the weather was rather forgiving, but there was a very light shower. The birds seemed to be enjoying themselves, but were too fast for me to capture.
I really love it how these Linguella nana’s (syn. Pterostylis nana) are having a conversation. They were the first flowers I found of this species, after having seen plenty of leaves and buds.
I always find it interesting the height difference of Urochilus sanguineus (syn Pterostylis sanguinea). I am fascinated by the height difference that can be found at one site, though the actual flower size is the same. These look amazing with the sun coming through the flowers, but this time the sun was hiding.
I also saw the Bunochilus viriosus (syn P. viriosa), which is often found growing along side the Urochilus sanguineus.
I’m still getting used to the new camera, but it is nice when the orchids decide to grow in a clump. I always enjoy taking group pictures of orchids. The picture above is of some Diplodium robustum also known as the Large Shell Orchid. When identifying this species I get confused as it is not always clear with species is which. So this next picture I’ll just leave as Diplodium sp., though it could be a D. robustum.
Below is a picture of a spider orchid leaf, most likely Arachnorchis tentaculata. I love the texture from the water droplets caught on the hairs of the leaves.