Orchids in the Chilterns

I am lucky to have a client with wildflower meadows, woodland and SSSI areas in the Chilterns. This sumer he asked me to record the wild orchids that grow on his land.

Here are a few of my favourite images. These are all tiny flower heads so a macro lens and tripod are essential for the job and the hope of as little wind as possible due to working with such slow shutter speeds!

Bee Orchid

Bee Orchid in grasses – such beautiful detail!

Pyramidal Orchid

Pyramidal Orchid

Butterfly Orchid

Butterfly Orchid

Fly Orchid

Fly Orchid

A busy bee…..

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A mason bee loaded up and collecting pollen from an aster at Waterperry last September. What a lovely sight and beautiful to observe their world through a macro lens.