Twin Creeks Reserve – Turramurra – Spotted Sun Orchid

It has been a brilliant season for wild flowers so far. One of the small pleasures of working for Auseco is that you see the same bushland through out different times of the year. You can see over a week a whole range of flowers begin and finish blooming.  Spotted Sun Orchids (Thelymitra media) bloom in August and to me are a sign that warm weather is coming. These particular flowers were taken at a very familiar bushland to me, that of Turramurra. I have never seen blooms like the ones this year. Lots of flowers. These flowers I took with the help of mum and are my first try at orchids with a wide angle (of which I really do like the effect). (1ds, 17-40, f5.6, 1/320, external flash and umbrella).


These flowers only bloom on really hot sunny days. If clouds come over they close up. Most species of the genus are pollinated by native bees. More orchids to come.


~ by adamrose on September 20, 2009.

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