Ron Hanko

Ron Hanko

Posted on 07/19/2015


Photo taken on July 16, 2015


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orchid
washington
olympic peninsula
gigantea
epipactis
chatterbox
stream orchid


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Epipactis gigantea

Epipactis gigantea
This photograph helps explain where I've been the last few days. I've been orchid hunting with friends on the northern end of the Olympic Peninsula mostly in Olympic National Park. I left early Thursday morning and met a friend from Edmonton and his son and spent the day with him, taking him to different orchid sites on the Olympic Peninsula and searching for new sites. I met him again Friday and we were joined by a friend from eastern Washington and another friend from Minnesota for another day of orchid hunting. Today after bidding all of them farewell, I led a field trip for the Washington Native Orchid Society, visiting again some of the same sites. The summer has been very hot and dry and the orchids were not as frequent as usual, but we ended up seeing eight species in bloom and found a number of others that were either finished or not yet ready to bloom. This orchid, though near the end of its blooming season, was the star of the show. It is the only Epipactis native to North America and is known as the Stream Orchid on account of its love for river and lake sides, often growing with its feet on the very edge of the water. It is also known as the Chatterbox for its moveable lip with "chatters" up and down in the slightest breeze.

Jan Klimczak, Puzzler4879, Nora Caracci VERY BUSY, Clyde Sostand and 25 other people have particularly liked this photo


36 comments - The latest ones
Fizgig
Fizgig
What a beautiful little orchid! Excellent photo, too =)
2 years ago.
Pam J
Pam J
A little gem !
2 years ago.
Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
A delicate beauty!
2 years ago.
Proxar
Proxar
! ! ! Beautiful orchid
2 years ago.
ylisa
ylisa
délicate et merveilleuse cette orchidée.....superbement captée !
2 years ago.
Rol/photo
Rol/photo
Très belle orchidée sauvage
2 years ago.
Grisly (Roger)
Grisly (Roger)
Nicely captured Ron
2 years ago.
8adam8
8adam8
WOW! Fantastisches Makro, Ron.
2 years ago.
Alda Tita
Alda Tita
This is amazing Ron! Fantastic shot!
2 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Exquisite capture!
2 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Have a great week!
2 years ago.
Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda
Admirable ... A remarkable treatment that puts more value.
Good Sunday.
2 years ago.
Nick Eady.
Nick Eady.
Great find and capture.
2 years ago.
DeForest Ranger
DeForest Ranger
Oh, that's a beauty! We don't have that one in the Park.
2 years ago.
John Duggan
John Duggan
Excellent shot Ron .
2 years ago.
Tim Hanko
Tim Hanko
Beautiful photo, Ron.
2 years ago.
Monica Meeneghan
Monica Meeneghan
A very beautiful orchid. it sounds as if you had a good time even if not so many orchids as usual.
2 years ago.
Sonja
Sonja
Oh! Nice one.
You only got one helleborine species?
Well, it has also a good side, easier not to confuse the species....
2 years ago.
Ron Hanko has replied to Sonja
Epipactis helleborine also grows here, Sonja, but it's not native. In fact, we saw it not far from where this was photographed, though not yet in bloom.
2 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Beautiful macro.
Congrats on Explore.
2 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
GREAT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congrats !!!
2 years ago.
Judith Jannetta
Judith Jannetta
Lovely image.....interesting info too. Sounds like you've been having a great time
2 years ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Admired again in Ipernity Frontpage & What's Hot group!
2 years ago.
Helena Ferreira
Helena Ferreira
Gorgeous :))
2 years ago.
bluehazyjunem
bluehazyjunem
Brilliant macro.
2 years ago.
Tess Mc Kenna
Tess Mc Kenna
Wonderful shot of this Epipactis gigantea Orchid. Congratulations on Explore Frontpage & What's Hot Well deserved Regards Tess.
2 years ago.
Eve
Eve
Magnifique macro, tout est parfait !
Bonne journée Ron !
2 years ago.
Ecobird
Ecobird
Beautifully captured Ron. This little orchid is gorgeous
2 years ago.
Ecobird
Ecobird
Lovely shot - beautiful presentation

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2 years ago.
Esther
Esther
Very interesting background information.
2 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Outstanding shot.
2 years ago.
Nora Caracci VERY BUSY
Nora Caracci VERY BU…
splendid orchid and shot !
I'll be back for a complete visit, Ron, not so much time now ...
2 years ago.
Nora Caracci VERY BUSY
Nora Caracci VERY BU…


Please post your superb photo in the Admin. Choice Photos thread at Amazing Details.
2 years ago.
Puzzler4879
Puzzler4879
Sounds like you had an awesome trip, Ron, and again a great story and information. It is a beautiful flower. Hope you and the family are well.



Please post your superb photo in the Admin. Choice Photos thread at Amazing Details.
2 years ago.