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This page begins and ends with June 21st and trips to both the Machida Area and also the Minami (South) Takao Area for orchid searches.   Click on any thumbnail to begin.

Begin June 21st - Machida Area
  On June 21st Kazuya and I went to the Machida Area on an orchid hunt. He came here alone last year, I don't remember why I did not go with him, but I did not. Here are the first 2 photos - Hydrangea Flowers.
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  After hiking for just a few minutes from the bus stop where we got off the bus, we found the place where Kazuya found this orchid last year, and it was here again this year. These 2 photos show Epipactis thunbergii - A beautifully colored orchid. The Japanese name is "Kaki Ran" - Kaki = persimmon and Ran = orchid, and as you can see, it is very close to the color of a ripe persimmon fruit.
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  The first image in this row is made up of 3 exposure-bracketed shots and Tone-mapped with Photomatix Pro software to create an HDR (High Dynamic Range) image. The person near the left side is Kazuya shooting photos of the Epipactis thunbergii. The 2nd photo is an Epipactis thunbergii orchid and the outlined area of this photo was copied and pasted into a new image - which is in 3rd position. Note the amazing pink, orange, white and green colors as well as the flower intricacy.
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  In first position in this row is a Spiraea japonica and in 2nd position is another shot of the Epipactis thunbergii orchid.
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  In first position is a shot of Spiranthes sinensis var. amoena - the Screw Orchid. The outlined portion was copied and pasted to create the 2nd image. The 3rd shot is, of course, another Spiranthes sinensis var. amoena.
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  Here are the 2 final shots of Spiranthes sinensis var. amoena - the Screw Orchid.
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  Here are shots of 2 different types of thistle flowers (Cirsium sp.) and they are followed by a shot of Prunella vulgaris subsp. asiatica.
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  Here are 3 more images of Epipactis thunbergii - the Persimmon Orchid. The outlined area in the first photo was again copied and pasted into a new image, which is shown as the center image in this row. Note the intricate shape.
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  And another 2 shots of Epipactis thunbergii - the Persimmon Orchid.
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  And 2 more images of Epipactis thunbergii. Again, the outlined area in the first image was copied and pasted to create the 2nd image.
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  Here are 2 more shots of Epipactis thunbergii - the center photo is an overview shot with the orchid pretty much at the center of the photo. The 3rd shot is a large overview.
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  The 1st and 2nd images are, again, general overviews of this area. The first image is once again an HDR image. The 3rd image is a Lotus japonicus.
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  Here are 3 increasingly zoomed-in photos of Epipactis thunbergii on a small hillside.
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  Here are the final 2 images of Epipactis thunbergii - the 2nd one being the outlined portion of the first one. The 3rd shot shows a couple of immature persimmon fruits - most likely Diospyros kaki.
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End June 21st Machida Area, Begin June 21st Minami (South) Takao Area
  After that we took a bus back to Machida Station and from there we had to take 3 trains to the Minami (South) Takao Area. We were in search of 2 orchids which we found here last year. All 3 photos in this row show Galeola septentrionalis - a myco-heterotrophic orchid, that is, it is parasitic upon fungi. Apparently people realize that this is not a good candidate for theft for their home gardens as we found the same plants as we did last year.
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  Here is one more photo of Galeola septentrionalis - a myco-heterotrophic orchid (parasitic upon fungi). Once again the outlined area was extracted and then rotated to create the 2nd image.
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  We also found this strange orchid last year. It is Yoania amagiensis - an orchid which little is known about. We did NOT find the same plant which we found last year, but we found 2 other specimens of it. An internet search of this species brings up very little real information beyond naming information.
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  The first image here shows me standing behind a specimen of Galeola septentrionalis and the 2nd image shows a different specimen of the same species.
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  Here are 2 very close shots of a Galeola septentrionalis.
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  Here are 2 shots of the 2nd specimen of Yoania amagiensis which we found.
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  Here are 2 more shots of Yoania amagiensis and the final 2 shots of the day.
You can find photos from June 2013 of the 3 orchids on this page starting HERE (new window or tab).
You can find photos from September 2013 of the seedheads of the Galeola septentrionalis orchid HERE (new window or tab).
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End June 21st, End June 2014's Photos, Begin Miscellaneous Links
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