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Orchid searching in Mexico

This is a discussion on Orchid searching in Mexico within the Photography Archive 1 forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Here are a few 'scanned' images from around my home area... in Colima State in ...

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    Default Orchid searching in Mexico

    Here are a few 'scanned' images from around my home area... in Colima State in mexico.

    1. 'Central Plaza' of Tamala, Colima, Mexico. The tree is LOADED with Barkeria palmeri... and a search of surrounding trees did not turn up anymore Orchid plants... It seems that the Barkerias like ONLY this tree. [btw... not me in the pic... but my good friend Jesus Aguilar... also my very dependable van... 500K plus miles].

    2. looking 'up' into the same tree... I estimate that there were more that 600 plants in this tree... and yet... not another Orchid within 300 meters.

    Regards...Scotty.
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    ooooooops... gotta figure out this 'attach file' method...

    this is the #1 pic as described in the first post of this thread...

    Regards... Scotty.
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    that is very, very cool!

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    Very pretty! That tree is amazing!! Thanks Scotty for posting! Glad we have another photographer on board.

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    WoW! What a sight! That's so strange that they're only colonizing that one tree. I wonder what that's about.




    BTW, I resized your pics.... Try downloading the software from the link I put up in your last post--that should help you be able to resize things. Usually pics between 400 and 600 pixels wide will do fine without losing too much detail.

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    That tree is incredible! Thanks for sharing!

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    That is stunning! I have not seen anything like that except for in Hawaii on the Nature Preservation (and from what I understand about those in Hawaii, they were "placed" and not really growing wild.) Thanks for sharing your photos!
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    Scotty, do those orchids have a fragrance? I bet if they do it is something with that many in one location!

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    Mr. Moderator...

    I've not been able to detect any fragrance in my many encounters with these plants... here... and in other locations...

    btw... they seem to like other species of host trees...
    just not in this area...

    I talked to some of the residents of the pueblo... and as far as they can remember... this is the only place they have seen these plants/flowers in the entire area... [these pics were taken in early January]...

    very strange indeed... Regards... Scotty.

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    cool! thanks for posting!

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