Sunday, February 10, 2013

Mellow Yellow/Macro Monday

I had such a hard time shooting this orchid!
It grows in one of the indoor habitats at the Brooklyn
Botanic Garden.  It was freezing outside and at least
80°F in there, and it was all I could do to keep my glasses
and my camera lens unfogged.  Can't tell you what kind
of orchid this is, but it's about the size of a wine glass.

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11 comments:

  1. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. Looks like Solandra longiflora. Appropriately, considering your description, it is also called chalice vine. It is said to have quite a “bouquet.”

    Hey, “Cheers!”

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  3. That is an exquisite yellow! Such a beautiful orchid!

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  4. a gorgeous macro. bright and cheerful yellow.

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  5. TG -- Chalice vine it is, for sure. Domo arigato—and kanpai!

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  6. Beautiful!
    Have a good week!
    Lea
    Lea's Menagerie

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  7. Never saw an orchid this big. Lemony!

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