Kiersten Rowland

Adventures, Travel & Photography

Macro - February wild flowers

23 February 2015

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A selection of macro shots I took during February 2015

My website has had an overhaul, I hope you like it and if there are any problems do let me know. I will no doubt be adding more stuff to it over time, especially to the galleries. 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
Bermuda buttercup
Bermuda buttercup
Bermuda buttercup

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

Comments

jose: Is the Paperwhite narcissi a wild flower from the Alpujarras?

Kiersten Rowland: Hi Jose According to Wikipedia the plant is native to the Western Mediterranean region from Portugal to Greece.

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