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Sun Orchids – Common pink sun orchid – Thelymitra rubra.

The most amazing group of flowering sun orchids I have ever seen!
Photographed on Mount Barker Summit in the Adelaide Hills.

The aptly named sun orchid only comes out on a warm day, and usually only a few at a time, so I was amazed to see so many out all at once :)

These beautiful orchids, amongst others, are under direct threat from the development plans of the Mt Barker Council


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Leeo Photography showcases imagery from the beautiful Adelaide Hills in South Australia.

Photography is my passion & my main subject is nature. I am particularly drawn to photographing landscapes, misty mornings, native orchids, nature macros and our wildlife, as well as creating unique artworks using digital enhancement techniques.

I live in the beautiful Adelaide Hills in South Australia and am extremely passionate about capturing the inspiring scenery that is to be found here.

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  • Barb Leopold
    Barb Leopoldalmost 5 years ago

    Stunning!!! Wish I had gone now (but my knee probably would have collapsed under the strain, LOL). They are lovely, and my fave colour too….. I hope they are still out later in the week….though as they are sun orchids, they probably won’t be….. grrrrr…

  • Thanks Barb :) They really were stunning & such a lovely deep pink…it was wonderful to see this whole bunch out all at once! They seem to last a while, so you might be lucky later in the week :) I hope your knee is OK, my neck didn’t fare too well either…Where a real pair aren’t we, still we have seen & discovered many orchids this season : )

    – LeeoPhotography

  • KathyT
    KathyTalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful find Leanne. Gorgeous colour.

  • Rosie Appleton
    Rosie Appletonalmost 5 years ago

    OH WOW……. would love to see even one sun orchid open…

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderalmost 5 years ago

    So very beautiful. Congrats on your feature
    Would you like to add to Endangered or Vulnerable Plants group?

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