Donkey Orchid


Several native orchids are known as Donkey Orchids because of their large petals. Diuris orientis is a common species found in several parts of south-eastern Australia. This image was captured using a tripod-mounted camera, a large flash and reflector to balance the light, and a hand-painted background.

Pomonal, Victoria

Nikon D2X, Nikkor 105mm micro, f13, flash

by Denis Crawford, Victoria