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Focus on the heart
19-JAN-2017

Focus on the heart

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.

I’m including this one as an example of how I still need to learn this lens (and because I think the flower is fascinating looking). I would have thought that at f8 more would be in focus, but really only the middle of the blossom is. All my captures of this orchid turned out the same, but with various parts in focus and others not. I guess I need to find more flowers to experiment on!

Poised, posted earlier:



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GeneWard10-Feb-2017 00:42
I especially like the one on top.
Alexander Kazakov08-Feb-2017 11:11
Well done! V
Bill Klein06-Feb-2017 15:37
Beautiful shot! V!
Pierre05-Feb-2017 16:31
Une prise de vue très originale et surtout très détaillée! V
Dick Keely02-Feb-2017 21:27
Striking capture!
Jay Levin30-Jan-2017 03:04
This is a real beauty, Helen. Excellent capture.
Julie Oldfield29-Jan-2017 16:28
Gorgeous detail. V
Zoltán Balogh28-Jan-2017 14:08
Wow, amazing. V
Dan Greenberg27-Jan-2017 20:58
An incredibly eclectic looking orchid variety. Beautiful capture. ~V~
Ika Zinka Eferl26-Jan-2017 20:41
Great image, amazing colors! V
Dave Petersen Photography26-Jan-2017 18:36
The shapes of these flowers is amazing and in some cases looks like a creature from a science fiction movie. These are really nice and very interesting captures Helen. V
Tom Munson26-Jan-2017 18:21
Cool shot, Helen.
Raymond26-Jan-2017 17:51
Wow
joseantonio26-Jan-2017 17:27
absolutely lovely. Looked like some small animal in the thumbnail.V.
William Barletta26-Jan-2017 17:11
It is like a model posing. Excellent ~V~
Chris Morton26-Jan-2017 16:57
brings back memories of 50's science fiction; could get eaten within seconds
janescottcumming26-Jan-2017 16:39
Almost looks like a person! V
bill friedlander26-Jan-2017 16:17
Super focus on the heart of the orchid. Looks part of the fauna world. V
The Heritage man26-Jan-2017 15:38
Such great details presenting the beauty of this orchid
larose forest photos26-Jan-2017 15:26
This is a phenomenal shot, Helen! Details are amazing, colour and clarity just right to bring out the beauty of this orchid. VV
carabias26-Jan-2017 15:25
This orchid mimics a living being of millions of years. Excellent focus on the baby !!!! V
Jim Coffman26-Jan-2017 15:14
Simply beautiful, Helen!
Nora van Beek26-Jan-2017 14:56
I really like that the focus is on the middle. It makes us pay attention to all those great details. V