Friday, December 11, 2009

Wild orchid

I found this flower out walking a couple of weekends ago and it looks like some kind of wild orchid. Unfortunately I can't find it in my book, although you don't need to know exactly what something is to be able to photograph it.

8 comments:

  1. What ever it is, it's beautiful and you captured it well Jonker.
    I too like to identify things in nature. There's a certain power in the name. ;-)

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  2. Jonker the plant has large maple like leaves with spiky points on the ends of the maple corners - if I am correct. I will see if I can find one and then research my very old book of SA plants

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  3. WOW thats one beautiful unidentified flowering object! yah gotta love mother nature for her grandness!

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  4. I like the perspective in the second photo! Nice work!

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  5. Very nice capture Firefly! I love the color...love green...it's so peaceful and pleasing to the eye...well done!

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  6. Probably a Green Wood Orchid - occurs in shady spots under thickets and forest edges.

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  7. I have no idea but it is a goreous flower and you've captured it beautifully ... so it doesn't matter what it's called .. to me anyway!

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  8. Looks like something in the lily family - perhaps a species of Ornithogalum.

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