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Purple-eyed
18-FEB-2017

Purple-eyed

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 ;-)).

The perfectly red orchid, posted earlier:


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Gill Kopy21-Feb-2017 01:53
Ditto Ton's comment - I'm blown away by these amazing varieties V
Ton T.20-Feb-2017 19:45
Truly a feast for the eyes!! V
Graeme20-Feb-2017 18:55
Such gorgeous colours and fine details, Helen.BV!!
Claude Gagnon20-Feb-2017 18:16
So beautiful colors for this nice one ;))
Jim Coffman20-Feb-2017 17:12
This is soooo pretty!! Very nice work, Helen...
joseantonio20-Feb-2017 16:51
each one is more beautiful than the previous one.V.
globalgadabout20-Feb-2017 16:46
utterly delightful...fine work here...V
Patricia Kay20-Feb-2017 16:39
So very beautiful Helen...lots of gorgeous colored blooms...BV
Ika Zinka Eferl20-Feb-2017 16:35
So lovely and so colorful image!V
Nora van Beek20-Feb-2017 15:48
What a great shot of these beauties! There seems to be no end to the variety of orchids there are. I never knew! V
Tom Munson20-Feb-2017 15:44
Amazing colors in this wonderful capture, Helen.
carabias20-Feb-2017 15:42
With your mouth open! Another beautiful catch, Helen! V
Pieter Bos20-Feb-2017 15:35
Very well captured, Helen. ~V