Flowers and other Flora

Jul 31, 2018
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@Chaitanya - wow, no lack of orchids and other spectacular flowers there :)
Especially like the Nabhali - is there a well-camouflaged caterpillar under the blossom or is it just a part of the plant?
Image-wise I like the "dynamic" image of the Red Alyce clover best in this series.
Some images in the series appear a bit on the dark side on my screen?

Ceropegia ... "lantern flowers" ... oho, in Europe only as [cultivated] indoor plants ... looking forward to your images :)
 
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Jul 31, 2018
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Alpine Pink / Dianthus Alpinus

The name says it all. Really pretty little flowers, endemic in the eastern alps = in mountains nearest to me. :)





PS: we also had our first "Edelweiss" sightings this year at the same location ... but i managed to botch the shots. Hope to see some more on next hike.
 
Jun 27, 2013
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@Chaitanya - wow, no lack of orchids and other spectacular flowers there :)
Especially like the Nabhali - is there a well-camouflaged caterpillar under the blossom or is it just a part of the plant?
Image-wise I like the "dynamic" image of the Red Alyce clover best in this series.
Some images in the series appear a bit on the dark side on my screen?

Ceropegia ... "lantern flowers" ... oho, in Europe only as [cultivated] indoor plants ... looking forward to your images :)
I recently started photographing orchids(just found 10th species) and other flowers, one of my friends from herping group has nearly finished with all the orchids and ceropegia found in my state.( only 4 or 5 species out of 90+ orchids that are found natively here and only 2 ceropegia species left both of which are critically endangered)
There indeed is a caterpillar(moth) under that flower which even I noticed while reviewing on PC.
Some orchids are indeed dark due to environmental conditions(very dense fog during monsoons and being arboreal orchids(growing between 15ft to 40ft off the ground) restrictions of shooting with telephoto lens) I photographed them in.
 

ISv

"The equipment that matters, is you"
Apr 30, 2017
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A lot of nice plants and very good photos Chaitanya!
Unfortunately my contribution (from today) is far less rich :confused:!
The first one is Solanum torvum - Pea eggplant. The second one's identification is in the "visible" (or may be not?) future :)! But it looks tasty?! DSC_9388_DxO.jpg DSC_9394_DxO.jpg
 

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Jul 29, 2012
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A lot of nice plants and very good photos Chaitanya!
Unfortunately my contribution (from today) is far less rich :confused:!
The first one is Solanum torvum - Pea eggplant. The second one's identification is in the "visible" (or may be not?) future :)! But it looks tasty?!
Nice pictures, ISv.