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Pink Orchid

Posted by Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 27 February 2009 in Plant & Nature.

I took this picture this afternoon at the Longwood Gardens Conservatory, which is having an Orchid extravaganza. I find Orchids in a conservatory difficult to photograph, so worked on getting in closer.

This is the first time I've used my camera (except for a couple of snapshots) in 4 weeks, the longest I've done so in the last year and a half. First I was sick, then I was visiting my sister. I was thrilled to finally get out and do some shooting!

You are invited to the opening reception of the Oxford Arts Alliance Photographic Invitational Show, which includes three of my photographs, Friday March 6, 2009 5-8pm), 38 S. 3rd St., Oxford, PA 19363. www.oxfordart.org. See About, below for more information.

Konica Minolta MAXXUM 5D 8/5 seconds F/32.0 ISO 100 100 mm

orchid | longwood | pink | flower

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Jen from St. George, United States

Stunning! The colors are great, and the gentle curving lines, very inviting.

27 Feb 2009 5:11am

john4jack from Corvallis, United States

That is so lovely, Anita! Bravo!

27 Feb 2009 5:38am

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

The colored marks on the orchid’s lip looks like a secret message in a long forgotten language. Nice capture with stunning details.

27 Feb 2009 9:29am

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

This is like a little artwork with all those shapes and curves and, as Arnd says, the hieroglyphics look to be saying something real important !

27 Feb 2009 9:52am

Frida from Sweden

A pink work of art. Excellent Anita!

27 Feb 2009 10:04am

Paul Michko from Exton, PA, United States

WOW!!! That's it that's all I have to say

27 Feb 2009 11:06am

Betsy Barron from Chester Springs, PA, United States

GOR-GE-OUS - this image is perfect for today - light, pink & airy!

27 Feb 2009 1:31pm

Anne Beerits from United States

Lovely! I can almost feel the texture. Enjoy your show...

27 Feb 2009 1:35pm

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece

Beautiful!

27 Feb 2009 2:44pm

Marcie from United States

Stunning...almost abstract. Love the softness.

28 Feb 2009 10:49am

Sue from Paducah, United States

As a musician, the thing that comes to mind when viewing this image is "repetition and contrast." This image gives the eye so much to absorb and process!

2 Mar 2009 12:11am