Bee Orchid

One of Britain's best-loved flowers, the bee orchid has evolved to trick male insects into trying to mate with its flowers and thus distribute its pollen from one flower to another. The result is that the orchid achieves fertilisation, whereas the bee does not! In order to get a good depth of field for the orchid and a diffuse background, I took nine frames identical in composition and exposure but with slightly different points of focus, then combined them using focus stacking software.