Friday, July 9, 2010

Mull of Galloway 5


I've seen a lot of marsh orchids, but,...


....whichever way you look at it .....


... this is the finest specimen I've ever seen - in the peak of perfection, on the Mull of Galloway, last week.

12 comments:

  1. That really is a stunner Phil
    The flowers are packed tight like sardines.

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  2. What a great specimen! Thank you for sharing this!

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  3. Phil, Thats the most perfect bloom I have ever seen

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  4. Hard to beat that one, Phil. The photos are lovely; I bet it was even more amazing in person.

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  5. Great photos of a lovely orchid.

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  6. Hi Keith, the highest density of individual orchids florets that I've ever seen.....

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  7. Hi Roger, it was one of a group of three - all larger, but this was the finest..

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  8. Hi Dick, it certainly stopped me in my tracks..

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  9. That's the only word for it, lotusleaf..

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  10. Hi Wilma, it was on a cliff top, surrounded by heather just coming into bloom, in afternoon sunshine - and it's seared into my memory!

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  11. Thanks John, it's remarkable how variable marsh orchids are in size and shape..

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