05.22.2021 Yellow Lady’s Slipper

After I took that wrong turn last week and missed the yellow lady’s slipper in the Holyoke Range, the two friends who told me about it mentioned someone in a nearby town with a forest garden that contains one and offered to take me there. We did that yesterday.

The garden, which at first I thought was all natives but is not, is full of lovely species including some trilliums and another lady’s slipper that I will photograph next year as it was a bit past fresh and starting to brown…I’m such a snob.  🙂

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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33 Responses to 05.22.2021 Yellow Lady’s Slipper

  1. Ms. Liz says:

    This is one of the most amazing and beautiful floral portraits I’ve ever seen! Pure joy 🙂

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  2. picpholio says:

    Wonderful shot, this is my favorite wild orchid.

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  3. Those twisting leaves (bracts?) are a great touch. And there’s that yellow heart of a flower.


  4. Peter Klopp says:

    The bright yellow of the flower looks great on the dark green background of its leaves.

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  5. Eliza Waters says:

    Beautiful! High standards are admirable. 🙂

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  6. Ann Mackay says:

    What a beautiful flower portrait! 🙂

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  7. Lovely, Steve. I’m glad you found it. Your post makes me want to go and look for one of these flowers in the woods, but they are exceedingly difficult to find.

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  8. shoreacres says:

    I’m glad you found this for two reasons. One is that it’s gorgeous, and your photo is splendid, and I’m happy to see it again. I remembered those ‘corkscrews’ from previous years. They’re one of my favorite parts of the plant.

    The second reason is that you’ve jolted me into looking at the dates of my orchid photos from last year. If I want to see them, I’d better get up to east Texas — just as soon as the rain stops and the flooding eases.

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    • Oh, I do hope you find some in your travels, Linda. And I also hope your rain lets up so you can look for them although I am sure the rain is much needed there and supplants the importance of seeing orchids.We could use some here ourselves.
      Those twisty petals are almost as stunning as the sacs themselves. My next post will have some interesting petals but in a different way.

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  9. I love everything about this image!

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  10. This is absolutely gorgeous, Steve. I love the way those twisty parts are a yellower green than the surrounding foliage. And the black background is perfect, as is the composition. Congratulations!

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  11. Todd Henson says:

    Beautiful! I’d not seen the yellow variety before. Fascinating curls to the greenery.

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  12. Jane Lurie says:

    Absolutely exquisite, Steve! The curling leaves are so graceful and make the shot. Great comp and post…really beautiful.

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  13. Great Image Steve! Enjoyed seeing it!

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