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I give up!
18-FEB-2017

I give up!

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 ;-)).

I’m trying to focus mainly on the more unusual orchids I saw during this latest visit to the exhibit, but unfortunately those were some of the most difficult to photograph, like this one, which was tiny and thus is not as sharp as I would have liked, but still was a pretty different looking specimen, so here it is.

Purple-eyed, posted earlier:


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Gill Kopy21-Feb-2017 01:55
This has to be the most extraordinary flower I've ever seen - great shot ! V
Julie Oldfield21-Feb-2017 01:42
Little tutus. So pretty. V
Marcia Rules20-Feb-2017 21:21
an elaborate image of a detailed plant! V
Nirvan Hope20-Feb-2017 20:12
I like it! It gives the feeling of being in a jungle.
Colin Storey20-Feb-2017 19:35
Another great close up.
William Barletta20-Feb-2017 18:53
You can't give up. We have to see all 8000 species ~V~
Jim Coffman20-Feb-2017 18:46
A very pretty variety! Well captured!