This delicate Hebridean Spotted Orchid. As it has a longer central tooth petal I reckon it is not the Heath Spotted Orchid which is very similar.
It was growing on the isolated coastline on the island of Scalpay, now accessible across a bridge from the main island of Harris but still extremely remote by main European standards.

Location: Outend, Scalpay, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK.
Nikon D7000, Nikkor 18-200mm. Macro programme. Captured in RAW, post-pro conversion, crop and adjustments in Adobe CC with NikColorEfex.

Challenge Win in The Orchid Hunt

Featured in Wildflowers of the World and Highland and Island Photographers

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  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 2 years ago

    Very pretty, i have never seen one of these …

  • Tom, thank you! Once I spotted the first one (excuse the pun) I kept seeing them. Maybe you are a little like me when taking landscapes particularly, looking for the panorama and not underfoot:-)

    – Kasia-D

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...over 2 years ago

    Exquisite plant Kasia – great capture and image !!

  • Thank you. I’d hadn’t realised what plants I probably walked over in the past.

    – Kasia-D

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterover 2 years ago

    very beautiful xx

  • Lynn, thank you very much!

    – Kasia-D

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 2 years ago

    wonderful image

  • Tina, thank you!

    – Kasia-D

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 2 years ago

    Lovely find and capture

  • They are so delicate – I was really pleased I noticed it. Thank you.

    – Kasia-D

    JUSTARTover 2 years ago

    beautiful shot

  • Thank you.

    – Kasia-D

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfover 2 years ago


  • Thank you. What I love about photography is that it opens my eyes to so many things I missed before. Kasia

    – Kasia-D

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 2 years ago


  • Wow, thank you so much, Kala!! Kasia

    – Kasia-D

  • MotherNature
    MotherNatureover 2 years ago

    Aren’t these “finds” wonderful! Amazing flower! Congratulations on your feature in Wildflowers of the World – FAVE!

  • You are so right, I nearly tripped over the first one. Then took a closer look. Quite a stunning flower in such barren surroundings. Thank you for your kind words, fave and congratulations:-)

    – Kasia-D

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 1 year ago

    Beautiful!! Congratulations on your Challenge Win!! Excellent work!! Gena

  • Wow, that is unexepected honour! Great news, thank you for letting me know. I’m particularly pleased that this Scottish Hebridean flower won from all those beautiful orchids from around the world.

    – Kasia-D

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