Here they come! Orchid Buds
Posted on 23 July 2014
- Native Flowers
- Buds, Gnat Orchid, Helmet Orchid, Mayfly Orchid, nature, nature photography, Orchid, Photography, Plants, Terrestrial Orchid, Terrestrial Orchid Buds, wildflowers
It’s exciting to see the new season orchids beginning to bud. Here are some that I’ve found this week.
Now that I know what I’m looking for, I see Helmet Orchid leaves and buds all around the walking track. Still nothing in flower, but I keep checking!
I’m not completely sure of this one, but I think it may be a Midge Orchid. If anyone can confirm or correct me, I’d appreciate it.
The Gnat Orchids are not growing everywhere, but we have a couple of patches where they are plentiful. The purple buds are beginning to lift on new stems.
This bud is a little more advanced – it won’t be long before they are flowering!
The Mayfly Orchid flowers are spectacular, and I have improved my photographic techniques a great deal since they last flowered. I hope to get some good shots of these in the coming weeks.