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Long-legged orchid

Long-legged orchid

I can’t believe I actually did this, but I went back once again to the “orchids: A MOMENT” exhibit at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. I don’t really have all that many pictures from this visit, but as I don’t have much else to work on except old captures, will continue this gallery for a little while longer. I hope people are not “orchided” out! I was a bit shocked this time because no botanist had come in to tend to the orchids, and there were at least three plants in very bad shape. Not so good for an exhibit like this.

A welcoming orchid, posted earlier:

other sizes: small medium original
Julie Oldfield17-Feb-2017 00:49
Very fascinating specimen. V
Nora van Beek15-Feb-2017 14:51
Very unusual! It's easy to imagine this as a human figure. Excellent capture! V
victorswan15-Feb-2017 10:37
wow Helen again so a magnificent specimen a special shape like a ballet dancer fantastic wel seen BV
Don14-Feb-2017 19:35
A remarkable specimen!
LynnH14-Feb-2017 16:18
Oh my, this is quite exotic looking! Very nicely photographed to show her graceful "legs". V
Tom LeRoy14-Feb-2017 14:12
Some special beauty here. How unusual ! Nice sharp shot with your D800 and 105 macro. V
carabias14-Feb-2017 11:05
Of great rarity and beauty! V
The Heritage man14-Feb-2017 09:43
The octopus Orchid would be a great name for this one. Very neat.
gerard belbeoch14-Feb-2017 09:35
Superbe image de celte fleur
marie-jose wolff14-Feb-2017 09:20
stunning shape, what an amazing orchid! V
Ton, Ben & Rob Nagtegaal14-Feb-2017 07:53
Beautiful sharpness and details, perfect captured.
joseantonio14-Feb-2017 05:03
agree with jane.So different bu so lovely.V.
janescottcumming14-Feb-2017 01:59
So different than the rest. Very interesting. V
Gill Kopy14-Feb-2017 01:40
This would make a beautiful pendant on a necklace ! Love it V
Jim Coffman13-Feb-2017 23:41
Wow, this is such a neat looking orchid! Nice work, Helen...
larose forest photos13-Feb-2017 22:47
This is simply stunning, What an amazing orchid this is. Love your beautifully detailed shot. V