These little guys grow on the side of a dusty 4WD track just west of the Blue Mountains.Depends on which herbarium/botanist you talk to as to whether these are still Caladenia or Arachnorchis. It is a beautiful beast none the less.
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Nice view of this spider orchid, they can be hard to find in NSW generally.
Last year was a particularly good flowering season Chris. Just have a look around Bathurst next Novemberish. There are at least three different species out that way.Regards Colin
Thanks Colin, what sort of habitat do they like. I get out to a spot on the Ilford-Sofala Rd regularly but that’s heavy clay and too high I would guess.
They could quite probably be along some of the more Easterly slopes in bushland around there. They tend to be on the higher ground as opposed to the valleys. I have only seen them on clay soils.Regards Colin
Would love to know your setup… have just started using a tripod for my macros!!!!
Hey Rosie,This one was with onboard flash and a fast shutter speed, hand held.Lately I have been using an sb 600 either with inbuilt diffuser or with a home made soft box. Most of my work is hand held with 250th of a sec shutter. I will try for maximum depth of feild and average around f 30. A tripod is great for macro work but I have become to lazy since starting to use flash and having to carry our 2 year old around.Regards Colin
Perfect agains the dark background
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