Collin J Örthner – Photographer

July 8, 2013

Sparrow’s-Egg Lady Slipper Orchid (Cypripedium passerinum)

Filed under: E-M5, Flowers, Nature, Olympus MZuiko 60mm Macro, Plants — collin j örthner @ 11:04 pm

I took my friend Gary Kuiken out to Gull Lake this afternoon as he heard I had found some Sparrow’s-Egg Lady Slipper orchids about a week ago and really wanted to see them and make a few images. Unfortunately, they were almost all done blooming, but we managed to locate a few decent specimens after a bit of scrounging around and he made some nice images. I made a few exposures of them  myself a few days back when I first located them as seen below:

[Olympus E-M5, M.Zuiko 60mm macro]


  1. Collin that is really a beautiful flower. I am on my way to Gull in an hour or so and I think I will try and scrounge around and see if I can find one. Like you say they are probably done for the season but it doesn’t hurt to try. You never know what else I may trip over. Great job!

    Comment by Sandy Chinski — July 9, 2013 @ 9:44 am

  2. What a cute little flower! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    Comment by funflowerfacts — July 9, 2013 @ 9:55 am

  3. Hmm, that is a beautiful flower. Orchid I mean. However I was wondering what size it might be …

    Comment by Bill — July 9, 2013 @ 12:08 pm

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