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A familiar orchid
12-FEB-2017

A familiar 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.

I remember years ago, my secretary used to grow this kind of orchid.

A new perspective, posted earlier:


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Graeme17-Feb-2017 13:19
Superb details and colours, Helen.BV!!
marie-jose wolff17-Feb-2017 12:35
gorgeous colors and details! V
carabias17-Feb-2017 11:48
Another orchid very beautiful, of excellent light and color. V
Ton, Ben & Rob Nagtegaal17-Feb-2017 07:18
What a fantastic orchid and very well captured.. V
larose forest photos17-Feb-2017 02:50
Particularly spectacular! Love the colours and the shape. Beautiful crisp shot. BV
Gill Kopy17-Feb-2017 02:31
I love the colour of this one - the shadowy background enhances the shot beautifully V
Julie Oldfield17-Feb-2017 00:44
So beautiful! Excellent detail. V
Jim Coffman17-Feb-2017 00:06
A very lovely orchid.. Very nicely captured, Helen...
Jeff Real16-Feb-2017 23:48
I am back to shooting flowers after being inspired by your wonderful photography. This one is so beautiful ~V~
Jola Dziubinska16-Feb-2017 23:21
This orchid is beautiful, so is your photo, Helen. Love the color. V.