SUN ORCHID

SUN ORCHID

THELYMITRA GRAMINEA

The morning sun filtered through the forest canopy, triggering this orchid’s buds to open. The burnt bark of a eucalypt tree provided a sharp contrast against the delicate blue orchid flowers and their yellow-tipped columns. These orchids produce up to eight flowers measuring 20–30mm across.

Jarrahdale State Forest, Western Australia

EOS Canon 5D Mk III, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L macro USM, 1/800, f/4, ISO 1250, handheld

by Elizabeth Oxnam