Daily Archives: July 14, 2018

Grass Pink Orchid

Grass Pink Orchid, Laudholm Farms, Wells Maine

I hiked around the external loop at the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve at Laudholm Farms in Wells, Maine yesterday, looking, in part, for Grass Pink Orchids in the little remnant bog there. I only found a few…much less than last year’s show, and only one close enough to the boardwalk to photograph. The Grass Pink is one of the few orchids that hang upside down…with the tongue on top. It is actually a normal orchid, but the stem twists as the flower develops. It is certainly one of the beauties of July in Southern Maine. Sony RX10iv at 600mm equivalent from about 4 feet. Program mode with Program shift for greater depth of field. f11 @ 1/200th @ ISO 100. Processed in Polarr.