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Helen Betts | all galleries >> Rediscovering Home >> Rediscovering Home: Washington, D.C. >> 'orchids: A MOMENT' at the Hirshhorn Museum > Spindly
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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 ;-)).

These fascinating orchids were high above my head and in a very difficult-to-photograph corner that didn’t have much light. After many tries, this was the best I could manage. I should bring a ladder with me to the museum!

Ruffled, posted earlier:

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Graeme20-Feb-2017 18:58
Exquisite detailing.BV!
Chris Morton20-Feb-2017 16:04
indeed something dynamic about them
carabias20-Feb-2017 13:22
Ohhh, here are the pixies. Finding them in the fields is impossible. Great capture. V
LynnH20-Feb-2017 13:18
Love the spidery orchids. Very good details! V
joseantonio20-Feb-2017 05:06
these are really different from the "usual" orchids...V.
Gill Kopy20-Feb-2017 02:10
These make me think of performers in Cirque du Soleil ! You captured them very nicely ! V
larose forest photos20-Feb-2017 01:32
Spindly is a apt word for these remarkable and beautiful looking orchids. They are almost spidery too! V
Isabel Cutler20-Feb-2017 01:14
What fanciful petals!
Buz Kiefer20-Feb-2017 00:48
They look like little dancers. Very attractive and colorful orchid. Vote.
Suzanne Lanthier19-Feb-2017 23:58
Those flowers are really irristable and I understand why you keep coming back . Good show, Helen !
janescottcumming19-Feb-2017 23:38
So different looking! Love the yellow tips. V
Jim Coffman19-Feb-2017 22:37
These are very different.. Well captured. Helen...
Pieter Bos19-Feb-2017 22:28
A well chosen name for this orchid. Nicely captured, Helen! ~V