Sunday, 25 September 2011

Macro Monday - Grampian Flowers

Despite the howling gale that was blowing I did manage to get some flower images during the trip to The Grampians – in fact I got rather more decent images than I expected!
The Grampians is famous for its Spring flowers and has a wide range of native orchids. I think I may have been there about two weeks too early as there were large numbers of orchid shows leaves only and no flowers (boo!). But tucked away in quiet warm spots I did find a few.

Wax Lip Orchid




Pink Heath







Pink Fingers Orchid




A type of pea (there are lots in the Grampains!)




Mantis or Spider Orchid




Nodding Greenhood Orchid

















Blue Tinsel-Lilly



Grampians Thryptomene (each flower is only about 8 -10 mm across)



You can find more close up / macro images at here at Macro Monday.

You can find the latest post from my other blog by clicking on the Paying Ready Attention image on the RHS of the screen


Enjoy the close ups!

11 comments:

Al said...

Lovely flowers, I wouldn't have guessed there was a gale going on!

To answer your question on my blog, the round thing in the water was a piece of concrete, I have no idea where it came from or if it was covering something.

TexWisGirl said...

ooh. the spider orchid is really cool, but the orange pea is gorgeous!

Sivinden said...

An exquisite collection of flowers - love the one that looks like a human being;) (the fifth image).

Karen said...

I's always difficult to get good macros in the wind! You seemed to have no trouble! They are great! The Spider Orchid is my fave!

JM said...

Awesome collection of flower shots. The Spider Orchid is my favourite, it's amazing!

Kala said...

Wonderful series. Love the shot of the orange pea!

Lauri said...

Lovely Macro, I especially love the Lily. Linking over from Marco Monday.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

You have some fantastic photos here, most of flowers I've never seen. Stunning little Aussies!

Red Nomad OZ said...

Sigh ...

Arija said...

Thank you Stewart, these are lovely. Thank you also for your diplomatic way of making me aware that I had mis-named one of my orchids.

Christina said...

The Spider Orchid looks very interesting, so delicate....just gorgeous.