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Helen Betts | all galleries >> Rediscovering Home >> Rediscovering Home: Washington, D.C. >> 'orchids: A MOMENT' at the Hirshhorn Museum > Poised
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A few images from an 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 on an interior wall, and most of the orchids were like 6 feet above my head, but I was keen on using my newly rediscovered old 105mm lens, so managed to photograph some plants that were more on my level.

This was sort of a spindly looking plant, but I found the blossom itself fascinating.

Like a slipper, posted earlier:

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Long Bach Nguyen10-Feb-2017 15:11
Alexander Kazakov08-Feb-2017 11:11
Very pretty! V
blizzard08-Feb-2017 02:45
breath taking simply so creative and artistic
Pieter Bos30-Jan-2017 16:36
A Popeye orchid! ~V
Gill Kopy27-Jan-2017 02:23
What an interesting, different flower V
janescottcumming26-Jan-2017 16:40
So amazing. V
Nora van Beek26-Jan-2017 14:59
I love the colors and scalloped petals. Very interesting and excellent capture! V
carabias26-Jan-2017 11:48
Looks like a pixie. Beautiful shot, Helen! V
Bill Miller26-Jan-2017 06:42
That is a great looking orchid.
Raymond Ma26-Jan-2017 06:16
This one is so exotic and fascinating! V
Julie Oldfield26-Jan-2017 02:43
Stunning detail. Very beautiful. V
Graeme25-Jan-2017 23:23
Wonderful blend of the two colours and tack sharp details, Helen.V!
barbarajoy25-Jan-2017 23:16
Another quaint and beautiful dancing character! V
marie-jose wolff25-Jan-2017 22:57
amazingly beautiful! V
Tom Munson25-Jan-2017 20:51
Beautiful image of this amazing flower, Helen.
globalgadabout25-Jan-2017 20:30
looks as if it about to take off..
Philip Game25-Jan-2017 20:24
Such phantasmagoric shapes! Beautifully captured, too. Fortunate that you are able to capture these images in the museum, without any apparent restriction.
fotabug25-Jan-2017 20:00
Amazing! Posed like a muscle builder! :)
Raymond25-Jan-2017 20:00
so pretty
Martin Lamoon25-Jan-2017 19:46
I like this one, well captured Helen.
Milan Vogrin25-Jan-2017 19:15
Nirvan Hope25-Jan-2017 19:13
Beautiful. It looks like a colorful bird, or a large insect. Great patterns on the wings...I mean petals!
Jim Coffman25-Jan-2017 19:02
There are so many different kinds of orchids and they are all so pretty.. Very nice image, Helen...