Green Comb Spider Orchid Asses Ears Road Grampians 1985 10120089 by Fred Mitchell

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The Grampians in October are known fro their profusion of wildflowers. That does not mean that they are easy to find. You must go to select spots which the locals can tell you about and walk the ground carefully.
Thanks to Simon Yvette has identified it as a Green Comb Spider Orchid.
This was taken with the Pentax LX and the F1.4 50mm lens used with a doubler to give 100 mm focal length. I was also experimenting with Kodachrome 200 and synchronised flash. The combination enabled me to get the subject correctly exposed by flash at F22 without a black background.


grampians, road, macro, orchid, ears, asses, 1985

Spend most of my time with images of yesterday (or before), but enjoy use of the Pentax K3 when possible.

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  • Ronjohnnj
    Ronjohnnjabout 5 years ago

    very nice shot , you do such fine work = )

  • Thank you for the compliment.

    – Fred Mitchell

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonabout 5 years ago


  • Thanks.

    – Fred Mitchell

  • Rosie Appleton
    Rosie Appletonabout 5 years ago

    Lovely Spider orcheid there :-)

  • Rosie Appleton
    Rosie Appletonabout 5 years ago

    orchid even!!!

  • Thank you

    – Fred Mitchell

  • SimoneYvette
    SimoneYvetteabout 5 years ago


    If you want to know what it is, I believe it is a Green Comb Spider Orchid. :)

  • Thank you. I will change the title

    – Fred Mitchell

  • Barb Leopold
    Barb Leopoldabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful, just love that bright red lip!

  • Thank you.

    – Fred Mitchell

  • wombatwal
    wombatwalover 2 years ago

    Well done FM, a beauty.
    Looks like it was taken this morning, and not 27 years ago.

  • Thanks Bruce

    – Fred Mitchell

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 2 years ago

    This is an outstanding shot
    Would you like to add to Wildflowers of the World group

  • Thanks Kala. It has been submitted.

    – Fred Mitchell

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