Monday, 24 November 2014

Mantis Orchid

Orchids are such strange plants that they are almost irresistibly photogenic.

As far as I can tell, this is a Mantis Orchid - Caladenua tentacular  - but given the ability of these types of plants to interbreed and hybridise it could be anything.

This plant was growing at Heatherlie Quarry, one of my favourite orchid watching locations in the Grampians.



You can find more macro shots at Macro Monday2 and I Heart Macro.  SM

18 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

exotic and spidery!

Linda W. said...

Cool flower! Nice photos too.

Sylvia K said...

Such a different flower and it is indeed exotic and spidery as Tex has written! Hope you have a great new week!!

Gunilla Bäck said...

What a beauty! The shape is very special.

Fun60 said...

It is just beautiful. I am assuming the flower is quite small. It is often difficult to get a sense of size from a close up.

Revrunner said...

So unusual.

Revrunner said...

So unusual.

Margaret Adamson said...

it looks so delicate and beaituful.

Florida Farm Girl said...

Oh, wow!! That is a stunning orchid, and so unusual.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

purdy

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Oh yes, thank goodness for orchids. They are very photogenic.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh it is beautiful exotic and different from any I've ever seen. And I want one!

Felicia said...

fabulous, sort of looks like a spider

Hannah said...

It is beautiful, so delicate and stylized, easy to anthropomorphize.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

What a beautiful and unique flower, Stewart!

Karin M. said...

So fein und filigran...schöne Fotos...
Liebe Grüße, Karin

eileeninmd said...

What a pretty orchid, so delicate..

maryaustria said...

Wow! I have never seen such a blossom! Fascinating flower! Great shots!