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Pretty in pink
19-JAN-2017

Pretty in pink

There was an orchid exhibit titled “orchids: A MOMENT” at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, which I slipped away from work to see. It was fairly small, arranged along an interior wall, and most of the orchids were like 6 feet above my head. In any case, I took a few pictures closer to the ground since I had braved the huge crowds heading for the National Mall to get there. The city is overrun with people, almost all roads are closed, and it’s just a circus – I had to walk 10 blocks just to get back to the Metro, which was only two blocks away. I think I’ll be staying home for the next few days.

I had wanted an opportunity to use the 105mm micro lens again, but judging by most (or maybe all) of my results, I still have a lot to learn!

‘orchids: A MOMENT,’ posted earlier:



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Yiannis Pavlis14-Mar-2017 18:27
A wonderful photo with lovely colors.
Pieter Bos14-Feb-2017 20:27
Great color and detail, Helen! ~V
Jean D09-Feb-2017 19:12
Awesome floral series, sauperbly captured with fine dof, as well, Helen. ~V
Long Bach Nguyen05-Feb-2017 05:34
stunning
Zoltán Balogh28-Jan-2017 14:07
Terrific. V
Ton T.23-Jan-2017 14:17
Wonderful image with a great background! V
Julie Oldfield22-Jan-2017 16:04
Stunning color. V
joseantonio20-Jan-2017 19:10
sublime beauty nicely captured.V.
Graeme20-Jan-2017 18:57
Very beautiful indeed, Helen. Exquisite details and colours.V
bill friedlander20-Jan-2017 18:45
The colors are gorgeous, and the DOF works very well. V
gerard belbeoch20-Jan-2017 18:22
Just beautiful, Helen...
Jeff Real20-Jan-2017 18:20
Helen, the color and detail are just so outstanding! ~V~
exzim20-Jan-2017 17:43
Wonderful shot Helen. Voted
Stephanie20-Jan-2017 17:39
The circus will soon end; however, your image is fantabulous!!!! Even though I need a tripod for macro images, you are doing beautifully! VVV
Nirvan Hope20-Jan-2017 17:15
Such bright orchid beauty to feed the soul on this winter day.
Tom Munson20-Jan-2017 16:48
Beautiful flower and image.
globalgadabout20-Jan-2017 16:23
sumptuous, both subject and setting...yes, must be crazy busy in DC today..
Patricia Kay20-Jan-2017 16:01
Both gorgeous Helen...like ve orchids...BV
larose forest photos20-Jan-2017 15:29
The orchid is fabulous and your shot brings out the beauty wonderfully. V
Jim Coffman20-Jan-2017 15:13
Just beautiful, Helen...
Nora van Beek20-Jan-2017 14:51
Very beautiful and very well photographed! I'm sure you will be glad once everything is back to normal again. V
victorswan20-Jan-2017 14:23
Wow Helen, how beautiful are these orchissen lovely color and shapness and a very nice background .well done BV++
Ton, Ben & Rob Nagtegaal20-Jan-2017 13:43
The colors of the Orchid are beautiful, even those in the background. V
goelsamuel20-Jan-2017 13:19
Truly gorgeous! V++
Anitta20-Jan-2017 13:17
What a beauty, Helen. Superb colors! V