Caladenia discoidea - Dancing Spider Orchid by kalaryder

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Caladenia discoidea – Dancing Spider Orchid taken in the Baldivis Nature Reserve (Western Australia) Spring 2011 with macro lens.
Grows up to 45cm high with a single hairy leaf up to 18 cms long and has up to 4 yellowish-green flowers about 4 cm across.

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137 views as at 18th December 2011

I live in beautiful Western Australia, where we are lucky to a wonderful diversity of wildflowers, many of which appear in my portfolio.

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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Larry Lingard-Davis
    Larry Lingard-...over 3 years ago

    I saw the first Caladania for this year last week in the Native Reserve in Riddells Creek Macedon.
    So far it has only been a few Pterostylis.
    It’s good to see a few images of this coming through….
    Well done.

  • They are out well here at the moment Larry

    – kalaryder

  • Elaine Teague
    Elaine Teagueover 3 years ago

    Lovely capture Kala. I can see where it gets its name from.

  • Thanks Elaine

    – kalaryder

  • captivate
    captivateover 3 years ago

    Outstanding image Kala! Is it a mosquito on it?

  • I think it is, there were too many on me when I was taking the photo LOL

    – kalaryder

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    What a stunning capture, simply beautiful

  • Thank you very much

    – kalaryder

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...over 3 years ago

    Fave & google+

  • How kind of you, thank you Val.

    – kalaryder

  • Qnita
    Qnitaover 3 years ago

  • Thanks :)

    – kalaryder

  • Qnita
    Qnitaover 3 years ago

    13 September 2011
    You may submit this lovely feature to this challenge 24 Features to brag with!

  • Thank you very much, this is much appreciated

    – kalaryder

  • Glenn Cecero
    Glenn Ceceroover 3 years ago

    Wonderful image! Congratulations on your feature!

  • Thank you Glenn on both accounts

    – kalaryder

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 3 years ago

    what an unusual little darling!!!!!!!!! And such beautiful photography … lovely!!!!

  • How kind you are, thank you :)

    – kalaryder

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