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Spider orchid

Spider orchid
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Copyright: Steve Reekie (LordPotty) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1381 W: 144 N: 3872] (12503)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-10-03
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ-2-S
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Wild Flowers, New Zealand native fauna & flora, Orchids (wild) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-10-20 10:32
Viewed: 7019
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Corybas trilobus is one of the tiny spider orchids native to New Zealand.They grow from tubers below the leaf litter and usually have one leaf per plant.The flowers are only about a centimetre wide and often only the 'antennae' are visible above the foliage.There are about 130 species of orchids native to New Zealand.
I'm just beginning to realise how much variation there is between plants of the same species.I have photographed other Corybas trilobus that have quite a different flower to this one.

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To puciu: Thanks for looking at my earlier stuffLordPotty 1 02-24 14:58
To AdrianW: Spider OrchidLordPotty 3 10-24 05:47
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Nice shot! I assume you mean Corybas trilobus? You've captured this native orchid very nicely, although I think if I'd been taking the shot I'd have used a vertical format to get the whole of the floret in shot. Any more info about the plant itself? Anyway a good opening shot :-D

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  • puciu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 16] (2631)
  • [2005-02-24 11:52]
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Pokazałeś ciekawą rzecz.
Pozdrawiam Robert.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-02-25 4:21]

Yeah Steve! This photo definitely deserves more points. It looks fragile but very... alien :-) Lovely surrounding with mosses.

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