Waxlip Orchid

BOTANICAL SUBJECT

The exquisite beauty of small terrestrial orchids is often overlooked because of their diminutive size. This Waxlip Orchid (Glossodia major), measuring a mere 30 mm across, was photographed at the Rock Nature Reserve in spring 2010 after long-awaited droughtbreaking rains resulted in an abundance of wildflowers.

The Rock Nature Reserve, The Rock, New South Wales

Nikon D300, VR 105mm macro lens handheld, 1/800, f5.6, ISO 1EV under 200

by Lynne McMahon, New South Wales