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Helen Betts | all galleries >> Rediscovering Home >> Rediscovering Home: Washington, D.C. >> 'orchids: A MOMENT' at the Hirshhorn Museum > Luminous
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There was an orchid exhibit titled “orchids: A MOMENT” at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, which I slipped away from work to see. It was fairly small, arranged along an interior wall, and most of the orchids were like 6 feet above my head. In any case, I took a few pictures closer to the ground since I had braved the huge crowds heading for the National Mall to get there. The city is overrun with people, almost all roads are closed, and it’s just a circus – I had to walk 10 blocks just to get back to the Metro, which was only two blocks away. I think I’ll be staying home for the next few days.

I had wanted an opportunity to use the 105mm micro lens again, but judging by most (or maybe all) of my results, I still have a lot to learn!

Radiating, posted earlier:

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meekam tam13-May-2017 13:35
Lovely image,Helen! V
Lennart Waara15-Mar-2017 16:56
A wonderful flower and photo! Great work my friend!
barbarajoy19-Feb-2017 20:10
Such a variety of lovely orchids! These look like little people waving! V
Jean D05-Feb-2017 19:29
Lovely images with this outstanding Micro lens, Helen. ~V
Pieter Bos05-Feb-2017 19:00
Great focusing and beautiful colours. ~V
janescottcumming03-Feb-2017 19:33
Wow, luminous is right! V
Pierre02-Feb-2017 23:46
Une magnifique prise de vue de ces jolies fleurs d'orchidée! V
Alex van der Giessen24-Jan-2017 16:43
Very nice picture, especially the sharpness and color
Nirvan Hope20-Jan-2017 17:13
Love everything about this composition! So effective the exquisite orchid flower and leaf colors against the black/turning-to-white background.
Nora van Beek20-Jan-2017 14:52
Very, very lovely! V
marie-jose wolff20-Jan-2017 11:25
very fine orchids! V
Zoltán Balogh20-Jan-2017 10:59
Superb! V
Patrick Goossens20-Jan-2017 08:53
The light on the flowers is so beautiful
Ika Zinka Eferl20-Jan-2017 08:08
A dreamy shot with superb bokeh! V
Ton, Ben & Rob Nagtegaal20-Jan-2017 07:03
This is so beautiful. very nice image, Helen!
joseantonio20-Jan-2017 05:29
lovely image. Love those colors.V.
Gill Kopy20-Jan-2017 01:32
These are gorgeous - love how light seems to emanate from within. ! V
Tom Munson20-Jan-2017 00:02
These are beautiful, Helen. Nice shot.
Julie Oldfield19-Jan-2017 23:15
Fabulous light and focusing. Great work. V
Graeme19-Jan-2017 23:09
Beautiful light and colours, Helen.V
William Barletta19-Jan-2017 23:04
I remain very impressd with what you have crafted with this lens ~V~
Jim Coffman19-Jan-2017 22:31
A very lovely image, Helen!!