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Another Orchid - "Dockrillia striolata"

Here's another small orchid in our collection my wife picked up at a plant fair & it's now covered in flowers. I'm not sure if it is the Northern Australian species Dockrillia striolata or the Tasmanian Dockrillia striolata (subspecies striolata).


M9150424[C1-12]adj-cr by Ross, on Flickr - E-M1 II & 60mm macro lens.

And with a moth taking shelter.

K9205419[C1-12]adj-cr by Ross, on Flickr - E-M1 II & 40-150 f2.8 lens+MC20.


K9265973[C1-12]adj by Ross, on Flickr - E-M1 II & 12-40 f2.8 lens.


K9275979[C1-12]adj by Ross, on Flickr - E-M1 II & 60mm macro lens.

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Re: Another Orchid - "Dockrillia striolata"

Thanks for your 'Like' Jim.

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Re: Another Orchid - "Dockrillia striolata"

Nice orchid photos, I take a lot of miniature orchids and find they make fascinating subjects. I'm not sure what you mean by adding [C1-C12] after the file numbers. Are these stacked?. If so, I'm surprised you're not getting a greater depth of field. I'd be interested to know more about your method.
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Re: Another Orchid - "Dockrillia striolata"

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Nice orchid photos, I take a lot of miniature orchids and find they make fascinating subjects. I'm not sure what you mean by adding [C1-C12] after the file numbers. Are these stacked?. If so, I'm surprised you're not getting a greater depth of field. I'd be interested to know more about your method.
Thanks Mike. I used to have [CaOne) which wasn't ideal either for Capture One Pro 12 software. No, I didn't stack them with them taken wide open with each appropriate lenses used. Maybe I should have thought more about DoF rather than leaving it as shallow as I have. Thanks for the comment though.

EDIT: We have a couple more Dockrillia as well.
K9296020-cr-s.jpg
Dockrillia linguiforme x self (whatever that means).

K9296025-cr-s.jpg
Dockrillia dolichophylla ("Wild Gold" x "Ninja").

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Re: Another Orchid - "Dockrillia striolata"

Many thanks for your clarification. I use stacking frequently for my flower photos and find it very effective - worth a try, in my opinion, especially since you have all the relevant kit.

The increased number of steps with the latest E-M1-ii firmware has extended the capability a lot and you should, for example, be able to keep multiple flower heads in focus when using 15 steps.

For lighting, I often use a ring LED light on my 60mm macro. I find miniature orchids provide a challenging and rewarding area of photography
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Re: Another Orchid - "Dockrillia striolata"

We have relatively few orchids here (all terrestrial), so it's 'doable' to track down most of them. There's a few I haven't photographed, mostly Northern species. I doubt that I'll ever find the ghost orchid, which has near mythical status.

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Many thanks for your clarification. I use stacking frequently for my flower photos and find it very effective - worth a try, in my opinion, especially since you have all the relevant kit.

The increased number of steps with the latest E-M1-ii firmware has extended the capability a lot and you should, for example, be able to keep multiple flower heads in focus when using 15 steps.

For lighting, I often use a ring LED light on my 60mm macro. I find miniature orchids provide a challenging and rewarding area of photography
Thanks for your thoughts on the stacking. I do have an LED ring light too that I've used here & there. I prefer to have it sitting back a little on the lens since the subject can be close, but further experiment with In Camera Focus Stacking will be something I hope to do more of.
BTW, I've added photos of two more Dockrillias above we have as well.

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We have relatively few orchids here (all terrestrial), so it's 'doable' to track down most of them. There's a few I haven't photographed, mostly Northern species. I doubt that I'll ever find the ghost orchid, which has near mythical status.

Jim
That "ghost orchid" certainly looks special & something worth wanting in a collection, but I thought the pollination with a moth to be interesting though.

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We have relatively few orchids here (all terrestrial), so it's 'doable' to track down most of them. There's a few I haven't photographed, mostly Northern species. I doubt that I'll ever find the ghost orchid, which has near mythical status.
Like you, I have photographed most of the Native British Orchids, except for some Northern and island species - see http://home.btconnect.com/mike.flemming/orchidshome.htm.
There is a problem in trying to obtain a 'complete' set, since many species hybridise readily and, especially in the case of Marsh Orchids (Dactylorhiza), there is still debate about where the species boundaries lie.
Most British species are rather 'plain' when compared with tropical species but the Marsh Helleborine (Epipactis palustris) is a notable exception.
The Ghost Orchid has a habit of sending up a flower spike just after it has been declared extinct in Britain.
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The Ghost Orchid has a habit of sending up a flower spike just after it has been declared extinct in Britain.
I've been for a few times to a 'traditional' site above Marlow looking. Once with someone who had found one in the 80s, but never spotted anything.

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I've been for a few times to a 'traditional' site above Marlow looking. Once with someone who had found one in the 80s, but never spotted anything.

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As you you can see, I didnít look at the links properly I posted as they were not about a ghost orchid in Britain, but Florida. The British Ghost orchid does look pretty. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/n...-ghost-orchid/
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Re: Another Orchid - "Dockrillia striolata"

I think that the last British Ghost (Epipogium aphyllum) was seen in Herefordshire in 2009, the previous sighting having been in 1982. There are sites in Switzerland where this species is seen fairly reliably.
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I think that the last British Ghost (Epipogium aphyllum) was seen in Herefordshire in 2009, the previous sighting having been in 1982. There are sites in Switzerland where this species is seen fairly reliably.
The 'Hardy Orchid Society' (which I used to belong to). Has had expeditions to Germany (IIRC), but the idea has never attracted me because I want to see them in this country.

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