Purple Orchid

This orchid is yet to be identified by the photographer and he seeks you help in telling what it is. This is hardly a wildlife shot, since it was captured in the photographer’s front garden, but he is told that it is indigenous, it is a tree orchid of some description and is doing remarkably well on the Munondo tree (Julbernardia globiflora), or perhaps it is a Msasa tree (Brachystegia spicifomis) after all. An interesting shot to take, with a mild breeze and the closing down of aperture to extend depth of field, thus sacrificing speed to handle movement.
(Canon 7D; f/8; 1/15 sec; ISO-10o0; 60mm)

Picture ©2011 Andrew Field – Simply Wild Photography