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Flora galore

I’m recording the indigenous flora found on our 100 acres. Today I found the first terrestrial orchids of the season. All photographs were taken with a Nikon Coolpix 5700 in macro mode, a Velbon tripod, and me on my hands and knees. I’m looking forward to the day (or perhaps year) I can upgrade to a macro lens on my Nikon D70.

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The colourful flower of a grevillea. These nectar-full flowers are great for attracting small birds.

Five Caladenia orchids are in close proximity to one another. We have two here …

… a white Caladenia, perhaps a Caladenia alba, sits in the midst of the five pink ones.

Another violet.

.. and another.

Of all the indigenous wildflowers found on our property, the Goodenia is, by far, the most common. Several species are to be found and are, variously, in flower for 8 or 9 months of the year.

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