Sunday, July 11, 2010

Today's Flowers # 101 - Orchid

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My daughter is the queen of orchids and grows really neat varieties. The color on this one is hard to describe. 
As you can see the bloom has some real variables in the color scheme. 
I enhanced the border around one bloom to show its true beauty. 
See a lot of neat flowers at the above link. 

26 comments:

Dani said...

very nice. great macro.

Gaelyn said...

Wow, that's a beauty! So many shades of yellow and orange.

Rosie @ Centre of Interest said...

I love these colours in orchid blooms

Corner Gardener Sue said...

That is a pretty flower. I enjoyed your photos. My son grows some orchids. I grow so many other things, that I am a bit afraid to try them. They probably are not as difficult to keep alive as I'm imagining, so maybe when I retire, I'll see about trying some.

KaHolly said...

Your daughter's orchid is absolutely stunning. The colors are so bright and cheery. I understand the growing conditions have to be 'just so' in order to have success with orchids. This one certainly likes where it's living!! ~karen

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

WOw! That is a super rich looking color.
Blessings,Ruth

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful orchids and the colors is gorgeous!

Siromade Australia said...

It's pretty, I don't see much of this color often great to see it in here.

Shelley said...

I have never seen an orchid like that - so beautiful!!!

reanaclaire said...

yes, very nice.. brownish and orangy.. mixed with a dash of yellow.. good combination and nice shots!

Kramer said...

Stunning array in the flower image.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow Tom.... That is one fabulous orchid... I've never seen one that color... Your daughter is a PRO....Tell her thanks!!!!!
Betsy

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

How beautiful Tom. Your daughter and I share a lot in common with the flowers we like and grow.

Lara Neusiedler said...

amazing! she really has green fingers since she can grow such beauties!

Philip said...

WOW beautiful colour so many different shades of orange and it looks so delicate :))

Willard said...

Exquisite flowers, Tom.

JJ said...

As lovely as your orchids are the header photo gets my vote. what a cheeky chappy. your grandson I assume.

Regina said...

Gorgeous orchids. Love them.
Have a great week.

SandyCarlson said...

She is the undisputed queen! These are gorgeous.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Very pretty, FG. I think that one can't make up it's mind what color it wants to be.

Tipper said...

She sure does grow some pretty orchids : )

Arija said...

That is a lovely one Tom. We mostly refer tothat colour as burnt orange.

SUNFLOWER FINLAND ;) said...

real beautiful pictures and flower;) nice day ;)

Rose said...

The color may be hard to describe, but I would just describe it as beautiful!

Lanny said...

The gynostemium looks like a little white mouse dressed up in a costume.

Beautiful colors.

Hilary said...

Wow.. beautiful, fiery colours.