Yesterday the sun was out, so it was the ideal opportunity to return to the Rosedale - Longford Rd spot to see the Salmon Sun Orchids.
When Glen and I were there last week, one of the field nats gave us the 'heads up' on a bit of bush closer to Rosedale, where there was a chance for some Ruddyhoods to be still in flower.
I hadn't seen one of these, so I managed to locate the spot and get some shots. While I was prone on the ground struggling with camera settings, there was a scratching sound from the large tree right behind me. After getting some acceptable Ruddyhood images, I checked the tree and discovered a largish Lace Monitor in the upper reaches.
I'm rather pleased that while I was lying on the ground in his territory, he didn't mistake me for an invading competitor!