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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 bit of blush, posted earlier:

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Anitta21-Feb-2017 18:17
Amazing work, Helen. So lovely detail and color. V
Jeff Real19-Feb-2017 14:28
I love the soft nature of this beauty ~V~
carabias15-Feb-2017 14:30
It is amazing the enormous variety of shapes and colors that orchids adopt.
This one is very well captured too, Helen! V
Patricia Kay15-Feb-2017 12:48
Both such beautiful images Helen...bring them on as I said before I will never tire of your beautiful orchid images...BV
victorswan15-Feb-2017 10:46
again so an excellent example of the Butterfly orchid (Phalaenopsis) family very nice work Helen, BV
marie-jose wolff15-Feb-2017 10:07
very elegant, pretty petals! V
Milan Vogrin15-Feb-2017 07:49
Beautiful details. V
Ton, Ben & Rob Nagtegaal15-Feb-2017 07:46
Beautiful presentation and lovely colors Helen, great shot!! V
Gerard Koehl15-Feb-2017 06:55
Magnifique. V
joseantonio15-Feb-2017 05:03
nice details of those petals.They must be so soft.V
Nirvan Hope15-Feb-2017 04:07
Love these! They'd make great color for a Japanese kimono.
Gill Kopy15-Feb-2017 01:58
Strange how some are elegant, and some are pretty - these are very pretty :) V
Jean D15-Feb-2017 01:18
Beautiful close up in color and design. ~V
Tom Munson15-Feb-2017 00:22
This is beautiful. Great shot.
janescottcumming15-Feb-2017 00:05
Love the blue background against these pretty flowers. V
Jean Chiasson14-Feb-2017 23:13
A very beautiful image Helen BV
The Heritage man14-Feb-2017 23:01
Very special this one. The orchid world is fascinating.
Dick Keely14-Feb-2017 22:15
Nice work!
Jim Coffman14-Feb-2017 22:10
Just lovely, Helen!!