Wildflower walk: The Spectacles

In case you haven’t guessed, I’m a details person … which is why I love using my macro lens (Canon 60mm f/2.8) as much as possible. Yesterday we headed to The Spectacles Wetlands for some wildflower spotting and this time we were lucky to find a few spider orchids (and the sunglasses that fell out of my pocket while I was crouching in front of a flower). I’m looking forward to going down south in two weeks to see if I can find some different flowers, but for now, here are some of yesterday’s finds. The area was subjected to a big bush fire last summer and it was heartening to discover so many flowers had germinated.

PS. Click on the images for a bigger version.

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Close up of spider orchid.
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Pimelea
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Granny’s bonnet (isotropis cuneifolia)
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Pimelea
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Hungry bee.
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Sundew (drocera)
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Pretty sure this is blue squill.

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Spider on a spider orchid.

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