Over this spring it literally feels like I have been crawling through the Western Australian bush on my hands and knees stopping only to take photographs of native orchids. So it was only fitting that I should title this short video “Crawling Through The Bush – one orchid at a time”.
A few highlights from this year’s orchid season would be firstly the albino purple enamel orchids I found quite by accident on Mount Observation when I went for a leak. Yes I know – that’s probably too much information.
Another fave would be the rabbit orchid I photographed near Kojonup.
This next orchid had me well and truly stumped until Andrew Brown , curator of the Orchidaceae and Myoporaceae at the Western Australian Herbarium amongst many other things, kindly identified it for me.
This last one I just like from a photographic point of view.
The video as well as showing the locations also shows some of the techniques I use for photographing the orchids. The video was shot using an Olympus Pen EP-2 micro four thirds camera and the audio was recorded directly to the footage using either a Rode Video Mic pro or the Olympus SEMA-1 microphone used as a lavalier mic. One short clip was filmed with a Panasonic Lumix LX-5.
The 2014 Orchid calendar is now available for sale, just click on the image below and you’ll be taken through to my on-line store at RedBubble.
As always if you are interested in purchasing a copy of any of the photos click on the image.