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Old Saturday 4th July 2015, 08:51   #1
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Hi all,
apologies for poor quality pics, vey harsh light and just a DSLR.

Two are know are definitely Orchids but not sure of the other two?

Taken in St petersburg, Russia in swampy, acidic, peat bog.

Of the two classic Orchid types, one is purple whilst the other is actually pink with variegated leaves. The purple one was on a streamside bank whilst the pink one shared habitat with amongst other things Bog Cotton in a classic peat swamp complete with very old, dead trees.

All taken over the last four days.


Thanks for your input, Andy
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Hi all,
apologies for poor quality pics, vey harsh light and just a DSLR.

Two are know are definitely Orchids but not sure of the other two?

Taken in St petersburg, Russia in swampy, acidic, peat bog.

Of the two classic Orchid types, one is purple whilst the other is actually pink with variegated leaves. The purple one was on a streamside bank whilst the pink one shared habitat with amongst other things Bog Cotton in a classic peat swamp complete with very old, dead trees.

All taken over the last four days.


Thanks for your input, Andy
All four are Dactylorhiza spp orchids.
I wouldn't want to go much further based on these photos.
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Thanks David,
would better pics help, what do you need to see?

This is a better pic of the pink one which I think my be Common Spotted though on classic peat bog, is that right?




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Thanks David,
would better pics help, what do you need to see?

This is a better pic of the pink one which I think my be Common Spotted though on classic peat bog, is that right?




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That's much better, Andy!!
Nice light, good habitat photo.
Yes, Dactylorhiza fuchsii - Common Spotted Orchid.

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