Native Orchids, and a few locals - Olympus OM-D E-M1 II

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I'm enjoying using the Olympus O-MD EM-1 II with 60mm macro lens for the native orchids

Here are a few recent images

#1 Wine-lipped Spider Orchid
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#2 Greencomb Spider Orchid
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#3 Frankston Spider-orchid
The Frankston Spider-orchid Caladenia robinsonii is one of the most threatened orchids in Australia. It is included in the ANZECC List of Threatened Australian Flora as Endangered, is listed as a threatened taxon under the Victorian Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988, and is considered Endangered by Carr (1991), Backhouse and Jeanes (1995) and Briggs and Leigh (1995). Under current IUCN Red Book threat categories and criteria (1994), the Frankston Spider-orchid is Critically Endangered.
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#4 Red Beaks
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#5 Brown Beaks
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#6 Wax-lip Orchid
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#7 Orange-tip Fingers another rare orchid
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#8 Hare Orchid
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#9 Pink Fingers
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The sun orchids are now starting to show, I'll put a few up in another thread
 
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Those are some very interesting-looking orchids, Richard. Did you find them all in the wild?
Thank you Jim. Yes, these all grow in the wild.

As we're now in spring we also get to see a few of the locals

#1 Echidna
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#2 Copperhead Snake
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#3 This was as close as I was going to get to it.
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#4 As we parted ways
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#5 Eastern Grey Kangaroo (Male)
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#6 Eastern Grey Kangaroo (Female with joey in pouch)
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I found this article interesting regarding leek orchids

Australia is quite rich in orchids with more than 1,300 native species (by contrast, there are only about 200 species in all of North America). About 140 of these are leek orchids, and most live in bushland remnants across the south of Australia.
Leek orchids are beautiful, endangered and we have no idea how to grow them

Here are a couple I photographed on the weekend

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