Bruno D'Amicis - The very last one

 

If there is one great thing about spring and living in central Italy is the incredible abundance and variety of wild orchid species that appear on the land from the end of winter until mid summer for the joy of nature photographers. When the last alpine species have lost their flowers and released their seeds in summer, one thinks “well, it’s over now” and believes he has to wait for 6-7 months at least until the earlier species will be found again. But there is a last one in the line. The Autumn Lady’s tresses: a crazy-looking orchid that, last but not least, flowers in early autumn (until mid October here in Abruzzi!) to give a last, true spark of orchid-joy to the photographer and a nice reminder of the spring that will come.


Tags: abruzzi, autumn, bruno damicis, italy, lady s-tresses, orchid, spiranthes spiralis



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  1. Sven Zacek said:

    05/10/2011 10:12

    Again a very creative take on plant photography. With a fisheye, that is unheard of. Great idea Bruno!

  2. Barney Wilczak said:

    05/10/2011 11:55

    Such lovely little plants these (and coincidentally the subject of my latest blog post!). As Sven said a great alternative view not many people would have thought of!