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Helen Betts | all galleries >> Rediscovering Home >> Rediscovering Home: Washington, D.C. >> 'orchids: A MOMENT' at the Hirshhorn Museum > Ruffled
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Well, I couldn’t resist and in fact did go back yet again to the “orchids: A MOMENT” exhibit at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. It’s a good thing I did – there were some very exotic new orchids on display. Something I learned was that the Smithsonian Garden has over 8,000 species of orchids in its collection, although I don’t think they’ll all be exhibited here (or this gallery will never end ;-)).

Spots and stripes, posted earlier:

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Julie Oldfield21-Feb-2017 01:44
It does remind me of lace. It interesting how many interpretations a flower can have. Very pretty. V
Ton T.20-Feb-2017 19:47
Amazingly beautiful shaped and captured V
LynnH20-Feb-2017 13:19
So strange and cool. Amazing really. V
Gill Kopy20-Feb-2017 02:11
So strange and different - I wonder how a bee would know where to go :) V
larose forest photos20-Feb-2017 01:33
Outstanding shot of this amazing looking orchid. The variety is astonishing. BV
Buz Kiefer20-Feb-2017 00:49
Very different looking orchid. Both the shape and the colors are unusual. Interesting photo. Vote.
Jim Coffman19-Feb-2017 20:05
Very lovely image, Helen!!
joseantonio19-Feb-2017 19:11
lovely shapes and colors.V.
Marcia Rules19-Feb-2017 19:05
Great images of this favorite plant! V
globalgadabout19-Feb-2017 18:23
this is a fancy one..
Patricia Kay19-Feb-2017 18:15
Gorgeous images Helen...such a lot of varieties Helen...So glad you decide to return...BV
Tom Munson19-Feb-2017 18:05
Keep them coming, Helen. Beautiful work.
Nirvan Hope19-Feb-2017 17:30
Fabulously frivolous!
Jola Dziubinska19-Feb-2017 17:02
Amazing shapes and pattern. V.
Jean D19-Feb-2017 16:43
Splendid captures of these very elegant orchids. ~V
Chris Morton19-Feb-2017 16:29
getting very ornate
victorswan19-Feb-2017 15:08
Wow Helen, how beautiful can be beautiful super image i've never seen this before, very nice work BV