Friday, January 14, 2011

Picture Perfect Competition Mode Week 2 ~ Emerge

Sometimes the unexpected happens when we least expect it.

I was walking a small trail through the scrub looking for the wild native Dipodium Punctatum Orchids coming out in bloom.

I have some beautiful orchid photos but this one fits the theme the best.

Leaning over with my camera set to macro setting I photographed the beautiful wild orchid when up from the other side emerged a Hopper Ant. Well that's what I think it was, I did not stay around to inspect it further. Now I have not only the beautiful orchid buds emerging on the top of the single stem. These orchids have no leaves only a single stem that emerges from the forest floor, but I also have the emerging Hopper Ant too.

The orchids usually flower around Christmas time although flowering is a bit late this year for this type of orchid.

 

27 comments:

  1. A wild orchid and an unusual ant, great catch Milli! I will look up the ant now lol

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  2. i just love love orchids ...what a lovely macro milli...very nice !

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  3. wonderful orchid and fascinating ant. great entry Milli, I've a nun's orchid that's similar to this (i think) It's putting up buds for the first time this year.

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  4. yer orchid is lovely and that is some mutant looking ant yahll have down under milli..thing looks like its an inch long..twice the emergence for the price of one...nicely done

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  5. It took me a while to find the ant on that lower left bloom...but he is a big one! What a neat orchid, and a great photo of it. Love the muted colors.

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  6. I just love orchids .... how wonderful being able to see them in the wild! Great picture!

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  7. Truly a wonderful sight to behold. And that tiny creature trekking along on his adventure is an added bonus ... makes me smile! :)

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  8. so much beauty in thie shot.....what a wonderful suprise emerging.....thanks for sharing it...
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  9. Oh, so pretty. I wish we could have orchids in the garden here.

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  10. What a perfect macro Milli. You got
    two things emerging. The ant is a
    Perfect compliment to your gorgeous
    Orchid. Great entry!

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  11. That is so amazing. I would never expect to find an orchid in the wild like that. Beautiful Milli.

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  12. Beautiful entry.... makes me miss warm temperatures even more.... if thats possible hehehe. Great shot.

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