Lady Slipper Orchid (Cypripédium calcéolus)

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Comments (13)

Dida from Augsburg on June 15, 2011

Einfach herrlich, der Frauenschuh´ - gefällt mir sehr, sehr gut!!!

LG und schönen Abend wünscht


Phyllis “Tillie” M. on June 15, 2011

There is nothing quite as lovely as an orchid, Peter! Best wishes from Oklahoma Phyllis

Mir Bashir on June 16, 2011

Wonderful orchid. Lovely shot. Like it.

Amelia Royan on June 16, 2011

Is this growing wild Peter? What a find! Beautiful details on both the flower and the stem, with just a hint of a spider thread.

We certainly wouldn't come across these in Norway - well Rogaland anyway!

Hilsen fra Norge, Amelia

Schwiemonster on June 16, 2011

wundervoll deine Frauenschuh, lieber Peter! Ich kenne sie in Wildform aus der Pupplinger Au, der Auenlandschaft der Isar. Es einfach ein Traum welch eine Königin sich in der Wildnis der Auenlandschaften etabliert hat! like und YS - umärmel, Ellen

Agneta Bodin on June 16, 2011

Wonderful! like

Bästa hälsningar, Agneta

thor@odin™ on June 16, 2011

Danke dir herzlich liebe Dida Es freut mich so sehr das dir mein Bild von dieser wilde Schönheit gefällt.. Dir auch einen schönen Abend, LG, Peter

Thanks for your lovely praise dear Phyllis I'm happy you like it :), Peter

Thank you Mir it's one of the true gems of the European forests. Best wishes, Peter

Yes this is a truely wild population dear Amelia A special moment to witness such display of nature's best. In Norway you will only find it around Trondheim at the coast otherwise it's more common in eastern Norway along the Swedish border all along it from the south to the north (Finnmarken). Peter

Danke dir herzlich liebe Ellen Ist schön zu wissen dass du auch solche Blüte in freier Wildbahn gesehen hast umärmel, Peter

Tack så mycket kära Agneta..Bästa hälsningar ifrån Köpenhamn, Peter

Amelia Royan on June 16, 2011

I know Lady's slipper orchids can be found in the UK Peter, but they are very rare, and the sites are kept a secret :)

thor@odin™ on June 17, 2011

Yes the same here too Amelia the traditional place here you have 24 specimens behind a fence..:), Peter

c0l0gne1 on June 19, 2011

Very beautiful! I only once saw one in our area- it was in the paper and they had people watching over the plant.

LG Gudrun

thor@odin™ on June 19, 2011

Yes very unfortunately it's a problem also here in Denmark they grow behind a fence in one out of two places...LG, Peter

BritPlom on June 21, 2011

a superb photo of this rare flower!


Greetings François

Artem Pinaev on November 19, 2011

Beautiful orchid!

Nice picture!

Best wishes to you, Artem

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on June 15, 2011
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    by thor@odin™
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-TZ7
    • Taken on 2011/06/06 11:05:30
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 4.10mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO250
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash