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Triple antennae
18-MAR-2017

Triple antennae

Back to some pictures from the ďorchids: A MOMENTĒ exhibit at the Smithsonianís Hirshhorn Museum. I havenít been there for a while, so Iím sure I have missed some marvelous orchids, but having visited it seven times, I imagine Iíve done enough ;-). Sadly, or maybe luckily so I donít go take even more pictures of orchids, the exhibit is about ready to close.

I had photographed one of these unusual orchids on my first visit to the exhibit, but this picture gives a better idea of what the entire flower looks like.

Elongated, posted earlier:


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Alexander Kazakov16-May-2017 13:20
Superb! V
victorswan07-May-2017 14:21
Wow Helen What a splendid orchid, Can thus be used in a film of alien species a great image lovely color and contrast BV
Chris Morton06-May-2017 15:27
pretty well ready for take-off
larose forest photos06-May-2017 15:05
What an incredibly striking orchid this is. Love your excellent shot. V
danad06-May-2017 14:05
Amazing close-up ! V.
carabias06-May-2017 12:41
It reminds me of the abstral forms, this one is impressive and very well photographed. BV
The Heritage man06-May-2017 10:16
Nature is full of surprises.
marie-jose wolff06-May-2017 08:36
absolutely wonderful! V
Ton, Ben & Rob Nagtegaal06-May-2017 06:43
I love this one, well captured Helen.
Milan Vogrin06-May-2017 04:07
Simply beautiful! V
Nirvan Hope06-May-2017 02:27
Fascinating. Very insect-like with those antennae.
Gill Kopy06-May-2017 00:45
WOW| ! Helen, this is such a cool shot - so extraordinary ! BV
Kuriacose Joseph05-May-2017 22:35
That flower looks quite strange from this angle.
globalgadabout05-May-2017 21:56
a striking specimen...fine shot too..
Jim Coffman05-May-2017 21:24
Sooooo very pretty!!!
Mairťad05-May-2017 21:08
It's really amazing - like an alien! Lovely colours and details. V
Martin Lamoon05-May-2017 21:07
Looks like an alien!
Great closeup.
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