New updated portfolio of the wild orchids that I have managed to photograph between April and June in the last 10 years in Zumaia.
I dedicate this portfolio to my brother Jose Mari, who passed away on June 21st, the feast of St. Aloysius Gonzaga, my saint, in 2021, while he was photographing his beloved birds from a hide (bird hide), near the farmhouse of Sebain - Erreka, in the rural neighbourhood of Aroa Erreka in Zestoa - Gipuzkoa.
Jose Mari, among other photographic disciplines, (https://llavori-luis.com/josemari-llavori-gogoan) was a lover of these tiny beauties. It was he who passed on to me his love of taking this type of photographs and in particular of orchids. Basically, we managed to photograph most of them in the Santiago de Zumaia wetland, generally in the early morning, except for the Ophrys tenthredinifera, which we managed to find in Gopegi, a beautiful spot in the province of Alava.
Orchids are a group of plants with an extremely diverse morphology. They vary in size from a few millimetres in length to gigantic aggregations.
They are generally found in most parts of the world, except in regions with a desert or polar climate, although they are especially abundant in the intertropical zone, where most of the species with the most showy flowers grow.