Macro – February wild flowers

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Today’s post is of some more macro photos but this time of flowers. They are not perfect but I like them. I have named the flowers but if you see I have labelled one incorrect please do tell me so I can correct it.

Giant orchid (Himantoglossum robertianum)

Giant orchid (Himantoglossum robertianum)

These are all wild flowers that I see daily (when they are in flower) during my dog walk and in and around the campo of my home.

The first three pictures are of the first Orchids to show themselves this year.

Giant orchid (Himantoglossum robertianum)

Giant orchid (Himantoglossum robertianum)

Sombre Bee-orchid (Ophrys fusca)

Sombre Bee-orchid (Ophrys fusca)

Everyone loves almond blossom, I am sure you will see plenty of photos as I try to get the “one shot” I am after.

Almond blossom

Almond blossom

Almond blossom

Almond blossom

Bee on Almond blossom

Bee on Almond blossom

This has to be one of my favourite flowers. The Bermunda buttercup only opens up when the sun is on it. They make such great subjects. The first photo was from the dog walk, then I went back a while later, the sun was fully on them and they were open as in the second photo.

Bermuda buttercup (Oxalis pes-caprae)

Bermuda buttercup (Oxalis pes-caprae)

Bermuda buttercup (Oxalis pes-caprae)

Bermuda buttercup (Oxalis pes-caprae)

These are tiny blue flowers that I often end up laying in mud or dew to try and get a shot of these.

Common field-speedwell (Veronica persica)

Common field-speedwell (Veronica persica)

Common field-speedwell (Veronica persica)

Common field-speedwell (Veronica persica)

With the Purple deadnettle, they are also tiny so once again you will find me on the floor!

Purple deadnettle (Lamium purpureum)

Purple deadnettle (Lamium purpureum)

The Caper flower speaks for it’self, it is beautiful.

Caper flower (Capparis ovata)

Caper flower (Capparis ovata)

These Narcissus have such a wonderful smell.

Paperwhite narcissi (Narcissus papyraceus)

Paperwhite narcissi (Narcissus papyraceus)

Again another yellow flower but it takes such a good photo.

Field mustard (Sinapis arvensis)

Field mustard (Sinapis arvensis)

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2 Comments

  1. jose 24th February 2015 at 7:16 pm #

    Is the Paperwhite narcissi a wild flower from the Alpujarras?

    • Kiersten Rowland 12th March 2015 at 11:37 am #

      Hi Jose

      According to Wikipedia the plant is native to the Western Mediterranean region from Portugal to Greece.

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