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June 2008 – Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Reed Corner collection

What a delight to discover … a grassland full of orchids!!

This pic belongs to a series of photographs, made in The Reed Corner, nature reserve with wooded banks, bushy area’s, wetlands and swamps – paradise for birds and small animals

Most likely this one is
Western Marsh Orchid (Rietorchis) or hybrids
(Dactylorhiza majalis praetermissa wikipedia

(original named “A grassland full of orchids 5”)

Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera and Pentax-M zoom1:2.8-4 40-80mm lens
Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera and
Pentax-M zoom1:2.8-4 40-80mm lens
Exposure 1/1000 sec, f. unknown mm
focal length 85 mm , ISO 200
Date: june 10, 2008
239 views on July 11, 2011

Featured in:
“Nature’s wonders”
Endangered or Vulnerable Plants (Nov 28, 2009)
Vibrant Plants (Aug. 23, 2011)
Wildflowers at the end of June – Wildflowers of the world (June 30, 2014)

Top10 in:
EP challenge – Endangered and vulnerable plants (Sept 25, 2010)
Nov. – wildflowers of the world (Nov. 30, 2011)

Thank you so much to the hosts of these marvellous groups and challenges

See more
See more of my flowers
See more of my Reed Corner (Riethoek) collection

Comments and feed-back always welcome. Thanks for looking :)

Steppeland (pseudonym) is a Flemish photographer, living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Her main area’s of interest are Nature Photography, Street photography and Photojournalism. Recently she also explores different digital art techniques, mainly based on her own photographs.
More of her work can be seen at DeviantArt and 500px

Comments and feed-back always welcome! Thanks for looking!

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  • steppeland
    steppelandalmost 6 years ago

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonalmost 6 years ago


  • Thank you so much! :D

    – steppeland

  • Rosie Appleton
    Rosie Appletonalmost 6 years ago

    How special to find these en mass!! Lucky you!!

  • Yes, you are so right, it´s such a delight to find them, and hang out there for hours to photograph… In another month, it´s the time again… YAY

    – steppeland

  • Rainy
    Rainyover 5 years ago

    Congratulations! :))

  • Aww, thank you so much! <3

    – steppeland

  • karentillotson
    karentillotsonover 5 years ago

    Gorgeous…congratulations on your feature!

  • Thanks a lot, Karen! <3

    – steppeland

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    NatureGreeting...over 5 years ago

    How very gorgeous!!!

  • Thank you so much, Carolyn!

    – steppeland

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 5 years ago

    A wonderful vibrant shot

  • Thank you so much! :)

    – steppeland

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 5 years ago

  • Awesome! Thank you so much, kalaryder, I really appreciate the feature!

    – steppeland

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • Thank you, Ray!

    – steppeland

  • Susan van Zyl
    Susan van Zylabout 4 years ago

    Thank you for the submission into the Flower & Leaf Detail group
    2 November 2010

  • Thank you, Susan!

    – steppeland

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