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Back from a long walk with the dog. To explore other regions of the island and avoid too much poisoned bait in the neighbourhood, I'm making a habit lately of driving somewhere first with the dog seated next to me. Fun!
Today I saw many plants I haven't seen earlier on the island and while squinting through the weeds for asparagus I found a species of orchid I've been looking for ever since I first saw a picture of it (sheer luck, since it's only 16cm in height):

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Ophrys regis-ferdinandii, King Ferdinand's ophrys.
 
I'm so excited to have found this beautiful little orchid. Its flowers are like insects humming in front of the blossom, aren't they?
 
More pictures here.
 

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On April 2nd, 2009 08:26 pm (UTC), niyabinghi commented:
Wow -- those are amazing! :D Great pics :)
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On April 2nd, 2009 09:00 pm (UTC), lutos replied:
Thanks! Hehe, I'm still bouncy. :)
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On April 2nd, 2009 09:36 pm (UTC), theirea commented:
oh wow, i really thought the flowers were eating insects at first glance!
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On April 3rd, 2009 08:20 am (UTC), elven_ranger commented:
what a lovely orchid!
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