Military Orchid

Orchis militaris, the military orchid, is a species of orchid native to Europe. In each flower the sepals and side petals are gathered together to form a pointed “helmet” (whence it gets its name), a lilac colour outside and a veined purple colour inside. The central tongue finishes in two lobes separated by a tooth.

This photo is completely without post processing. It comes straight from the camera. What I particularly like about this photo is the nice green background colour.

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