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Giant Sun Orchid – Thelymita grandiflora.

I’ve been waiting 3 years to see this orchid fully out in bloom!

The aptly named ‘Sun Orchid’ will only fully come out on warm days when the weather is just right, which is usually when I’m at work! So it’s taken me 3 years to finally see it in full bloom & it is magnificent! The bees & butterflies love it too, but they were camera shy :(

I’ve been calling this orchid a Giant Sun Orchid – Thelymitra grandiflora, but it definately has a scent, so I’m guessing its the Scented Sun Orchid & not the Giant.

Photographed at Mount Barker Summit in the Adelaide Hills.

Thanks to Russell Mawson for confirming the ID :)

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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  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 3 years ago

    This is so very beautiful, you have captured a fabulous shot

  • jockey
    jockeyabout 3 years ago

    excellent lee :)

  • Barb Leopold
    Barb Leopoldabout 3 years ago

    Well worth waiting for, wouldn’t you say?? A beaut specimen for sure and nicely phtoographed too Lee!

  • Bill  Robinson
    Bill Robinsonabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful composition Leanne.

  • Lance Leopold
    Lance Leopoldabout 3 years ago

    Such a gorgeous blue,Lee,and you have captured it perfectly!!!

  • Mark Richards
    Mark Richardsabout 3 years ago

    What a beautiful and amazing shot Lee!! This would look fantastic as a really big print, like wall size!

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneabout 3 years ago

    Wow, this is gorgeous, Lee!

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations, featured in Endangered or Vulnerable Plants Proup 28/10/11

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