Wild About Wildflowers

Challenge #20 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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This challenge is to showcase those flowers which grow in the countryside, without human cultivation or attention. Your entry can be a Macro shot of a single flower, a cluster of them on a plant, or fields of flowers; alpine wildflowers, or deserts in bloom after rain.... Show us these flowers outside in their natural environment, not under studio lights. No garden flowers such as roses, hibiscus, daffodils, etc. Small creatures may be present, but should not dominate the picture. SIZE: 1,600px MAXIMUM ON LONGER SIDE.
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Hundreds of these wild orchids take over our property every May and June. They are considered rare, but not in our yard!!
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Submitted: Saturday, 10th November, 2012 00:56 (GMT)
Taken: Thursday, 26th May, 2011
Focal length: 300 mm
Shutter speed: 1/250 sec
Aperture: F4.5
ISO: 400
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