Orchids and other wild flowers
Another outing took me to the south and two excellent sites for rare UK orchids.
At the first of these I saw Fly Orchid, Common Twayblade, Military Orchid, Common Spotted Orchid (in bud), and some other species in leaf which I couldn’t ID. At the second, I found Lady Orchid, Monkey Orchid, and the hybrid between the two.
Finally, I took in a quick visit to Dry Sandford Pit near Abingdon, an old favourite I hadn’t visited in some years. Though the weather was warmer, there were sadly few butterflies to see, though commoner wild flowers were very much in evidence. Some shots from the day below.
Stack of 3 frames
ISO 100 1/2 f/5.6
Stack of 12 frames
ISO 100 0.3″ f/14
ISO 100 1/20 f/14
(could be sharper: was windy, should have upped the ISO and shutter)
Dry Sandford Pit BBOWT Reserve
ISO 250 1/160 f/8
White balance reading taken using mid-grey camera-bag insert