Dragons with attitude

I’d never really understood why these were called Dragon orchids until I took a photo of the orchids from above. As someone pointed out to me they do look a bit like dragonflies with their wings spread, but then take a look at those cute little dragon faces.

From side on they don’t look highly exciting and most of my photographs had been from similar angles side on.

Unexciting

If anything I thought Caladenia barbarossa just looked a bit messy with odd knobbly bits and a mass of fur on one end, not really aesthetically pleasing, until you look from above at the right angle and their cute little faces show up.

Dragon family

What a diverse bunch. They can be hard to see with the naked eye as they are only small, however after seeing the faces for the first time in the origin picture at the top, I decided to head back to an area I knew had lots of dragon orchids to take some more pictures.

Hello…

It was a round trip of almost 400km to return to the spot I knew was thick with the orchids, and in reality the photos I got are only pretty average but they are good enough for you to get the idea.

I know my eyes are cute

And I’m not sure that they are worth posting in single images rather than just collages, but hey, it was a 400km round trip, so here they are.

Hey

 

Crazy head

 

I’m the normal one

 

Whitey

 

Who you calling big nose?

 

My best feature? My hair!

 

It’s all in the eyes

 

Crazy alien professor

 

I know my lips are big

 

Cute eyebrows

 

I’m the normal one

 

My lips are big too

 

I like big tusks

 

Old crazy hair wonky eye

 

I’m an alien

 

Hair should always have a centre part

 

Long eyes, long nose and slender tusks

 

Who me?

 

Sometimes I think I’m a dog

 

Big tusks and green eyes

 

I know I have a long neck.

 

I’m going a bit grey

 

G’day

 

But I feel normal.

 

No, I’m the normal one

I think you get the idea, I have something like 70 to 80 of them, though I’ve been deleting a few of the worse ones as I go.  I may add to this over time because I know that every time I find a dragon orchid I will be taking a picture of it’s face.

Dragons in their natural habitat

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