Category Archives: Flowering plants

Images of flowering plants by Yorkshire wildlife and landscape photographer John Gardner. Nature images and nature photography from the UK and abroad

Green-winged Orchids

Another beautiful evening so I travelled over to a site near York to shoot some green-winged orchids (Anacamptis morio) growing on the flood plane of the River Derwent. Green-winged orchids are quite scarce and I’ve only ever photographed them once before at a site in Lincolnshire but that was back in the days of film…

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Early Purple Orchids & Germander Speedwell

Tonight I went back to Brockadale with the 24mm f/2.8 PC-E lens to reshoot the cowslip image that I did a dew days ago but most of these little yellow flowers were beginning to go over so, I turned my attentions to other plants. As the sunlight began to fade I shot a few images…

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A carpet of lemon yellow.

Good Friday and its been blisteringly warm again, so I decided to nip to Brockodale this evening to see if the early purple orchids were out yet. Here and there amongst the short cropped grass was a splash of purple just breaking through into the evening sunlight but the show stopper was the absolute carpet…

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Bluebells – a truely British spectacle

April in a British bluebell woodland is just a treat! The woodland floor is carpted with a sea of intense deep blue and the heady scent of thousands upon thousands of bluebells wafts by on the warm spring breeze mixed with a chorus of chaffinch and the newly arrived chiffchaff belting out his incesant song…

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