From Orchids to Eden

My new love of nature photography began to take me on a curious path. Walking through a blue bell wood on a hunt for a hill that my partner had been able to see from his inner city apartment I found what I thought might be a spring orchid. This gorgeously happy yellow flower with the big green balls really captured my imagination and on my knees in the new nettles I took a photograph that when posted on a facebook orchid group was noticed by Dan Ryan the Editor of The Eden Project’s brilliant online conservation magazine Plant Talk where you can find information and articles about global conservation projects and some more of my photography series.

I love how only on editing I saw that a young bright green grasshopper was sheltering under the blooms lemony roof. It turned out not to be an orchid at all but ‘Yellow archangel ~ Lamiastrum galebodolon’. Hey ho, from small mistakes come wonderful new contacts and I am now an official Eden Project volunteer photojournalist. Thank you Dan for noticing 🙂

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