An unreliable memoir


Heath Spotted-Orchid
Heath Spotted Orchid, Dactylorhiza maculata. Nikon D5200 Tokina 100mm f22 1/250 ISO 100

4am start. Wet and misty but thankfully no wind. Target acquired, large colony of Heath Spotted Orchids. Gloomy, only closeups with a flash worth bothering with. Then the Longhorn bull started to get too close. Not overtly aggressive but with calves in the field he was paying us altogether too much attention, so we decided on a dignified retreat after a few quick snaps. Hundreds of Heath Spotted Orchids though. Not bad.

2015 List (as of 11.06.15)
Early Purple Orchid
Green Winged Orchid
Man Orchid
Common Spotted Orchid
Greater Butterfly Orchid
Southern Marsh Orchid
Heath Spotted Orchid

Heath Spotted-Orchid

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