THREE WILD ORCHIDS AT THE END OF THE DAY

I went for a walk yesterday, late in the afternoon ...

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... through the meadows along the sea, in the coastal area about 5 kilometers from where I live ... and while the evening was approaching ...

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... I stumbled upon some wild orchids.

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I saw and photographed three species ... this is the first one - the Anacamptis morio, commonly known as the Green-winged orchid.

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I found a nice bunch of these orchids ...

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... more than 20 plants with flowers ... I stopped counting after twenty, with a few more orchids in sight.

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Some meters further, I saw a different species ... lit by the soft, warm and quite beautiful evening light.

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These gorgeous flowers ...

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... belong to the Anacamptis papilionacea ...

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... commonly known as the Pink Butterfly-orchid.

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On this one the flowers aren't completely opened and developed.

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When I found this Serapias lingua, commonly known as the tongue-orchid ...

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... the night was near, so after this shot, I was on my way home.
As always in these posts on HIVE, the photographs are my work.

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