Wednesday, May 14, 2008

MARSH ORCHID


Moghrey mie. That's good morning in Manx.


Ramsey in Bloom, another local event, will be here soon and I thought it was about time I posted more of the flora from the island. After viewing some of the lovely orchids for last weeks ABC (hosted kindly by mrs nesbitt ) on so many bloggers posts, I thought I'd show one too. Orchids though aren't the easiest flowers to find, especially Marsh Orchids. You can hunt for hours for one to no avail and then find one by accident, like this one from the Wildlife Park, Ramsey. Have you noticed you always find the perfect flower to photograph on a windy day? So no tripod, no macro, and a not so gentle a breeze couldn't prevent me from snapping this Marsh Orchid.


Actually I'm not so sure what this is? Can anyone identify it correctly. What kind of Marsh Orchid is it? I googled Marsh Orchids and wow, what a variety. So hard to narrow down and pinpoint using pc images, well it is for the enthusiast, but not expert. I'm confident that in the world of blogging more than one of you stoping by today will be able to help the photographer identify what she's capturing. Of course I'll be sure to give you can mention on fridays post for helping me out.


21 comments:

Olivier said...

belle photo, avec ce fond flou, j'aime beaucoup, cela fait ressortir la fleur.

beautiful picture, with this background blur, I love it highlights the flower.

evlahos said...

a wonderful capture of a very beautiful flower

vero said...

NIce flower, I never see this kind of orchid.

Kelly said...

This photo was worth the hike! Beautiful cluster of flowers, and they look so delicate!

laxeylass said...

I haven't a clue, but so pretty whatever it is.

Tanya said...

I wish I could help you out but I'm clueless....but I think it's simply beautiful! Love how you blurred the background and the flower just pops!

Kelly said...

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Jackie said...

I can't help you out with the identifying, but I'll join the others in saying what a beautiful close-up that is. You'll have us thinking you're a professional! ;)

bobbie said...

I've never seen a marsh orchid. This is really lovely.

Louis la Vache said...

Wow! This shot took "Louis's" breath away! Absolutely beautiful!

Gargamello said...

It is a rare "purple and white" orchid. Very pretty.

Dragonstar said...

Beautiful shot! Did it have spotted leaves? It looks like the Heath Spotted Orchid to me.

quinttarantino said...

I'm not sure, but I guess it's what we could call a pretty orchid! :)

marley said...

I can't help either, but I know one thing for sure - its beautiful.

ShutterSpy said...

Lovely, gentle photo :)

Thiên said...

What a lovely, lovely flower. Very nice.

Ming the Merciless said...

I guess it is the angle of the photo but it doesn't look like orchid at all. It looked more like a wild flower that blooms only in Spring.

Jilly said...

What a beautiful flower. We have wild orchids here, although presumably not marsh orchids in our climate. I don't know the name of yours but it's lovely.

Texas Travelers said...

Great photo.
Amen on the wind and photographing wildflowers.

Thanks for the recent visit and nice comment.

Troy

Deslilas said...

So many marsh orchids, one must be an expert to answer to your question.

BumbleVee said...

don't know what it is ..but it is beautiful!

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