06.10.2021 Just this one…

When I walked into MacLeod Field (I only recently learned the actual name of what I have been calling Lawrence Swamp wet meadow) early last Saturday morning I didn’t expect to find orchids that early in the month but felt it was worth a look and there is always something like the Swamp White Oak leaves. Well, as you saw back on the 5th, there were a few Rose Pogonias to choose from. What there wasn’t a lot to choose from was this single Grass Pink orchid-Calopogon tuberosus that had a vine twirling around it.

I usually try to isolate a flower but liked this scene.  I’ll go back this weekend when I am sure there will be more.


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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18 Responses to 06.10.2021 Just this one…

  1. Ann Mackay says:

    That’s beautiful and unlike anything I’ve seen before. Orchids are amazing!

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    • It is a pretty little flower similar but different from the Rose Pogonia I posted the other day. They often grow near each other. This has multiple buds and flowers on a stalk while the other has a single bloom on the stem.

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  2. It’d be hard to isolate a flower with a vine twining around it. From your comments about not disturbing nature, I assume you’d never unwind the vine for the sake of a picture.

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  3. Peter Klopp says:

    I think you acted wisely, Steve, in taking the picture of the flower together with its natural setting and not isolating it. Sometimes the beauty of a flower is being enhanced by its natural surrounding like in your photo today.

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  4. Jet Eliot says:

    It is always such a treat to find a wild orchid. Great photo, Steve, highlighting the blooming elegance as well as the ladies in waiting.

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  5. Eliza Waters says:

    So lovely! I like the way the vine leads the eye around the subject.

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  6. Jane Lurie says:

    Love your composition on this shot, Steve. Beauty!

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  7. Very nice Steve! Great image!

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  8. shoreacres says:

    I like photos that show a bit of a plant’s world, as this one does. Even the spider-webbing adds to the effect.

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    • It does give the viewer a better idea of how the plant takes its place in the environment. I do like an isolated portrait but having a bit of the surroundings is always a nice addition to the picture.

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  9. bluebrightly says:

    I love the vine with this beauty…

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