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Similar but different

Similar but different

Well, we went back yet again to the exhibit titled “orchids: A MOMENT” at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden as I can’t seem to get enough of these beautiful orchids on display. We were talking to a guard who said this has to be one of the greatest collections of orchids we’ll ever see in Washington and that it’s constantly changing because they replace the displays every two days. I think that’s probably staggered since we recognized some orchids from last weekend, but there were new ones, too. I guess this gallery will continue for a while longer ;-).

The variety at this exhibit is simply amazing – in my three visits I’ve seen orchids I was sure I had photographed before but took a picture of them anyway just in case, and when I got home and compared the images, they were similar but definitely different orchids.

Complementary colors, posted earlier:

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MarcViskens12-Feb-2017 20:49
very nice work Helen
love thme
Alexander Kazakov08-Feb-2017 11:09
Fantastic! V
larose forest photos06-Feb-2017 02:14
THe pattern, colour and shape are glorious, as is your expert shot of this fabulous orchid. V
Gill Kopy06-Feb-2017 01:21
How does a flower evolve to such colours and shapes, like this one - amazing - and a great shot !! V
marie-jose wolff05-Feb-2017 23:24
delightful shapes and colors! V
Suzanne Lanthier05-Feb-2017 17:55
I feel you hard a great time at the exhibit. The diversity of orchids is amazing. Good show, Helen !
Tom Munson05-Feb-2017 17:19
This is beautiful. They come in all shapes and colors.
Zoltán Balogh05-Feb-2017 16:53
Stunning photograph, wow. V