Orchid 8

Posted by
karla (Omaha, United States) on 17 April 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Deep inside the orchid's throat.....

NIKON D300 2/5 seconds F/22.0 ISO 200 105 mm

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Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Nice colors and details.

17 Apr 2011 7:52am

@Aubélia: Thank you, Aubélia!

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

I see a smiley face :) Wonderful soft tones and detail

17 Apr 2011 8:19am

@✿ Anina ✿: Yes! With the right angle and the right lighting, there it is! It was a surprise to me, although others who have photographed this flower might have already discovered the "secrets" inside.

Graciel.la (Vic, Catalonia) from Vic (Catalonia), Poland

Privacy !

17 Apr 2011 9:18am

@Graciel.la (Vic, Catalonia): Yes, that also! Thanks for the comment!

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

The closer we look, the more mysteries appear. Wonderful work, Karla!

17 Apr 2011 9:31am

@Arnd: So true! Certainly surprised me, to see the ghostly creature along with the spotted one. :-)

franz from Baden, Austria

wonderful once again! stunning details and patterns! and i think i detect caspar, the ghost! ;-))

17 Apr 2011 10:49am

@franz: Exactly! Such a beautiful flower and suddenly I realized that Nature has a sense of humor.

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

so lovely

17 Apr 2011 7:48pm

@john4jack: Thanks, Jack! Thanks for the comment.

Annie Viguié from Bordeaux, France

5* Very very beautiful Karla...

18 Apr 2011 5:59am

@Annie Viguié: Thank you, Annie!!!

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I just clicked back to see what all I have missed. This is a wonderful series!

18 Apr 2011 1:40pm

@B. Thomas: Thanks, Barbara! So glad you enjoyed it. It has been great fun to photograph this plant. The flowers seem to have unending possibilities.

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Wonderful feeling of exploration to this . . the discoveries are beyond end.

18 Apr 2011 4:52pm

@Ronnie 2¢: Thanks, Ronnie, for visiting and for your comments! I appreciate it very much.

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

She's smiling at you... that's really incredible ! I've never seen that. I'm gonna have a closer look at mine next time they bloom ;) Thanks for sharing. Have a great day :)

18 Apr 2011 5:49pm

Laura from NorCal, United States

what a happy plant! This is the second time you have shown me a face in the flower. Thank you :)
Enjoyed this series very much...

18 Apr 2011 9:16pm

Nina from Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States

That is very cool - my first thought too was "I see a smiley face". Great capture!

19 Apr 2011 12:36am

mimicy from Bordeaux, France

Une photo charmante .... compliments

20 Apr 2011 9:18pm

@mimicy: Merci, mimicry!

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Hey, I see the smiley face too! Orchids are just so special. Nice series.

21 Apr 2011 9:31am

@Julie Brown: thanks, Julie! Thanks for your visits and comments. I appreciate them greatly.

Alexandra from Quebec, Canada

I absolutely adore flowers and you caught the depth, beauty and simplicity of this gorgeous orchid!

21 Apr 2011 8:31pm

@Alexandra: Thanks very much! Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate it.

Olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Une orchidée qui nous sourit !!! superbe !

22 Apr 2011 9:23am

Betsy Barron from Philadelphia, PA, United States

very bright and beautiful!

29 Apr 2011 12:10pm

@Betsy Barron: Thanks, Betsy. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment. I visit your site almost daily. Love your variety and style!

Julie from United States

The face and shape are divine--angelic to me really. Thanks

15 May 2011 3:25am

@Julie: Thank you for your thoughtful comment. It is very much appreciated. :)

NIKON D300
2/5 seconds
F/22.0
ISO 200
105 mm

phalaenopsis
orchid
white
macro