Orchis militaris

Orchis militaris
Orchis militaris, military orchid. St. Petersburg region. Sigma 150mm f/2.8 Macro EX DG HSM, , ƒ/4 ISO, 200, 1/125″.

It was a rare week of awesome weather in May. Escaped to photograph orchids for one day and a half. Had lots of fun but payed a high price for that time later... Still it was worth that.

These pretty plants definitely deserve that love and attention with which I approached them. Today′s just one of our local orchid species – Orchis militaris. A tiny flower sitting among spring grasses gives an excellent opportunity to try different angles and coposition. I really love this kind of soft pictures. Below are close ups of the same species inflorescence, just a larger specimen.

Close up of Orchis militaris inflorescence Close up of Orchis militaris inflorescence
Close up of Orchis militaris inflorescence. St. Petersburg region. Sigma 150mm f/2.8 Macro EX DG HSM, , ƒ/13 ISO, 200, 1/8″.

Leave a Reply