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:

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

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  2. What a beauty! The shape is very special.

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  3. 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.

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

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

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

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  7. fabulous, sort of looks like a spider

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

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  9. What a beautiful and unique flower, Stewart!

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

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  11. What a pretty orchid, so delicate..

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

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