Samos Revisited – Orchis sancta
A re-edit to a larger size of a shot from my trip back in April 2013 (the very start of this blog): I spent two weeks on the Greek island of Samos hunting orchids. Great memories!
Here are my notes for the image:
‘Livadaki Beach Track, Agia Paraskevi, north-east Samos
The first plant with flowers open out of hundreds seen in bud. Very windy on the coast today, so used plamp to stabilize the flower stalk a little (with a blade of grass in the jaws wrapped around the stem), and waited patiently for the stem to stop vibrating…
Getting the white balance right with these red, pink, and purple-coloured orchids is tricky; petals “cherry-red”.’
ISO 200 1/80 f/9