White Orchid

White Orchid. Nikon D200. AF-S Micro-Nikkor 105 mm f/2.8G ED VR. ISO 200. 1/250/sec at f/38. With ring flash. Copyright © Joanne Mason 2011.

I am working on an orchid series. Words fail to describe to beauty, complexity, elegance, and daring of orchids. Orchids define at one and the same time shyness and chutzpah in the flower world.

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4 responses to “White Orchid

  1. Nice, especially the left side. Perhaps a white background would have been interesting to try.

  2. I remember we share a love of orchids. I tried for a couple of years to keep phalaenopsis alive, but i just don’t have the right combination of exposures and appropriate places for them.

  3. Love it! My dad raises orchids, so they hold a special place in my heart.

    • I have almost always loved orchids. I used to think they were delicate and fussy and hard to grow. But it’s surprising how robust and (mostly) carefree most orchids are. Not that I’ve had unlimited success! But as with most things in life, if you don’t fuss over them too much they turn out surprisingly well. The rewards, in colors and textures like this, are amazing.

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