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Caladenia discoidea – Dancing Spider Orchid (2) 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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Featured in
One Single Flower on Display 08/01/2012
International Women’s Photography Group 01/02/2012
Australian Native Orchids group 16/03/2012
Enchanted Flowers 22/06/2013

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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  • Julie  White
    Julie Whitealmost 3 years ago

    Fantastic capture my friend.

  • Thank you kindly :)

    – kalaryder

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyalmost 3 years ago

    What a beautiful little orchid, Kala! Wonderful capture.

  • Thank you very much Mike

    – kalaryder

  • mom23girls
    mom23girlsalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture!

  • Thank you most kindly

    – kalaryder

  • Fred Mitchell
    Fred Mitchellalmost 3 years ago

    Lovely photo. It looks like there are drops of water on the lower petals.

  • There are water drops on the lower and upper petals :)

    – kalaryder

  • George Petrovsky
    George Petrovskyalmost 3 years ago

    What’s in a name? A beautiful flower which puts one in awe at the variety of Creation. :)george

  • I like to give both names if possible George :)

    – kalaryder

  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture, lovely flower.

  • Thank you

    – kalaryder

  • suzUnLtd
    suzUnLtdalmost 3 years ago


  • Thank you most kindly

    – kalaryder

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful !

  • Thank you Trish :)

    – kalaryder

  • Mark Richards
    Mark Richardsalmost 3 years ago

    Pretty awesome shot!! Excellent DOF, brings out the subject very well.

  • Thank you mark, most kind

    – kalaryder

  • billfox256
    billfox256almost 3 years ago

    I have never seen one of these before!!!! A really excellent capture and treatment!!!! Bill

  • Thanks Bill – straight out of the camera :)
    This is a tiny flower and much appreciated by mossies :(

    – kalaryder

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