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White apron

White apron

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. This one is reminiscent of another I included, but yet totally different. Not a very graceful orchid!

Back and front, posted earlier:

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gerard belbeoch21-Feb-2017 11:18
Une très jolie photo
Ton, Ben & Rob Nagtegaal21-Feb-2017 07:38
Beautiful details and colors Helen, very well captured. V
fotabug21-Feb-2017 03:53
How unusual!
Jim Coffman21-Feb-2017 03:14
This is so nice.. Very fine image...
Gill Kopy21-Feb-2017 01:57
Another very strange flower - nicely captured Helen V
PS I bet they put the valuable ones out of reach !
Julie Oldfield21-Feb-2017 01:39
Very well detailed. It seems very unusual. V