Friday, February 12, 2010

Wild Orchid


An orchid (what kind, dunno?) we found on a little used trail in Tobago. I don't often find wild orchids...this one, a couple in Patagonia, Chile and Argentina, and a rare one in the Texas Hill Country are the only wild ones I've seen that I can remember. Always get pretty excited about them- why? because they're so damn purty, right? Monochrome Weekend , Shadow Shot , Today's Flower and Macro Monday

38 comments:

Lucy Corrander said...

I don't know why but I just can't get myself to like orchids, even though I'm assured they are beautiful. None the less, I very much like these photos in their own right, especially the top one.

Lucy

Kitty said...

These are really nice shots! It is a spectacular flower - did it have a scent? I think I prefer the orchids that can be found in Ireland - they're much smaller, and some species are very common, so they also beauty en masse.

ksdoolittle said...

Wow! This is a little beauty! I'd be tearing through my books and making myself crazy trying to find out more about it! Great find! ~ks

bobbie said...

Really lovely. A delicate flower and delicate shadows.

Tom Hilton said...

Nice--very Weston-y.

Ralph said...

The word 'delicate' is used much here - and rightly so. Gentle folds and shapes, the shadows replicate that delicacy very well!

Sylvia K said...

Lovely flower and such delicate shadows! Delightful shot! Hope you have a great Valentine weekend!

Sylvia

Rambling Woods said...

Very pretty and kind of stark... Michelle

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

A wonder nature shot.

Orchids is the only kind of flower you will find in my house §;-)

Happy Heart's Day.

Kala said...

What lovely flowers. I've never seen wild orchids anywhere!

Stine in Ontario said...

Very unusual looking!

Juliana RW said...

I have never seen Orchid like that. Awesome shot.

My entry this week : in HERE. I hope you have time to visit. Thanks

Cassie said...

That orchid looks much more hardy than the ones I'm familiar with. Like little corderoy pillows! Happy SSS.

SandyCarlson said...

That is one incredibly beautiful flower. Outstanding photography.

guild-rez said...

Orchids are avaible in wide range of colours. But white orchids?
White orchids mean purity. Send white orchid flowers to say, "I am thinking of you..." or "I care about you..." The meaning of the word orchid is delicate beauty - white orchids are a beautiful way of expressing your feelings of respect, love and adoration.
Happy Valentine's Day!!
Thank you for sharing your beautiful white orchids pictures!!

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful orchid, Jill!

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful orchid, Jill!

Ramosforest.Environment said...

Beautiful Orchid shots.
Luiz Ramos

Patti said...

I've never been one for orchids, but these photos of a wild one are quite dramatic. The flower offers up great shadows to capture.

The top photo is my favorite, maybe because it is a bit off-center. ha!

Happy shadow seeking!

Sweet Repose said...

Beautiful...we have 32 species of orchid in Iowa, I have seen many of them, mostly of the Lady slipper variety...thanks for reminding me to walk the woods this spring for a special treat of blossoms.

chubskulit said...

That's a beauty!

Beautiy of a Rose, happy valentine's day!

Xavi said...

Lovely shots!
Happy Valentine’s Day.

Randi said...

I can image you got excited!!! It looks so different. Must be very rare! I love orchids.

Chie Wilks said...

wow..i would to add this kind of orchid in orchid collection.....such a beautiful flower...well this flower made me think something very intimate-something that all women have...hehheheh

Chie Wilks said...

mine's here

Pat's Addition said...

Pretty neat to find one in the wild.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

You got a couple of nice pictures of the wild Orchid. Well done.

msdewberry said...

Very dramatic photos when done in black and white!
Happy Valentine's Day!!

awarewriter said...

Nice stuff Jill. How about a tight crop on the top image. Print even darker (maybe?). Ever see the work of Paul Caponigro? I've been playing with negative images of plants and flowers. Fun isn't it. Instead of a wild orchid, your image can become wild orchid.

SquirrelQueen said...

Lovely shots in monochrome, the perspective of the first one is my favorite. I think I prefer wild orchids to the cultivated varieties.
The Road to Here

Carletta said...

Somebody said a little stark but I like the starkness of it.
A stunning monochrome!

Samson said...

interesting looking orchid, nice shot's Jill

Have a nice week ahead :)

jay said...

How beautiful that is! And perfect in black and white!

dutchbaby said...

It must have been a thrill to see a wild orchid. Once in a blue moon I see a tiny wild orchid amongst the redwoods here in California. In Indonesia, however, we used to see loads of them.

@nemonen said...

It´s beautiful endeed. Love orchids, and we have some wild orchids in Sweden too.

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

When I see orchids, I think of Nero Wolf! Rex Stout sure knew how to get his own hobby into his stories - and learn something about them. I expect he would have gloated over this one!

Jama said...

This looks very similar to the blue pea-flower,commonly found in Asia.Very beautiful.

CameoRoze (Margaret) said...

Great 'hills and valleys' in those petals!


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