Nodding Pogonia (Threebirds Orchid) 2013

The county and the date are not given below in order to protect this orchid. Once the fourteen images are displayed below, click on the title above to see the same fourteen images enlarged.
Apparently some of these orchids have more than three flowers.
Triphora trianthophora
Michigan, 2013
Michigan, 2013
Michigan, 2013
Michigan, 2013
Michigan, 2013
Michigan, 2013
Michigan, 2013
Michigan, 2013
Michigan, 2013
Michigan, 2013
Michigan, 2013
Michigan, 2013

This next photo, an enhanced photo proves that we have not abandoned "darkroom" techniques. In fact, this photo creates more questions than it answers. For instance, does the species Wild Leek act as a species which might tell us when the Nodding Pogonia will bloom? A year ago Wild Leeks were not blooming when the Nodding Pogonia were blooming. In fact, the Wild Leek seed pods were not evident at that time. BTW: How was this photo enhanced? The top one third of the photo had its brightness and contrast increased in order to expose the underexposed Wild Leeks.
Michigan, 2013
Michigan, 2013