Friday, May 20, 2011

Macro Flowers Saturday #55



Maia, these photos are for you. I know you love orchids so I wanted to dedicate the first return post to you. These were all taken a few weeks ago at either the Conservatory of Flowers and/or Sloat Gardens. I am so happy Macro Flowers Saturday is back.

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19 comments:

Icy BC said...

Gorgeous orchids, Jo! I love the color in the first photo..

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Thanks Icy, isn't that color unique? That's why I took that photo. I normally don't see that color.

Anki said...

Lovely orchids

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Thanks so much, Anki.

maiaT said...

Now that is a wonderful welcome present. Thank you soooo, so much for this lovely gesture, it really makes me very happy to have such warmhearted friends.

Yes, I love them and these here, the Lady's slipper, the Vanda and the white phal are all gorgeous macros.
Even the hairs on the Lady's slipper petals are visible on the enlarged photo.

It's good to be back!

betchai said...

beautiful orchids, Jo. they're all unique, but yeah, the first one is not something you see often.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

maia, you are welcome and thanks for the names. I didn't know any of them. I just snap away without even looking at the names :) Have a wonderful weekend.

betchai, it really is unique and you know me I like the exotics :)

Bossy Betty said...

These are just lovely!

Lui said...

The last one looked like the image on Maia's widget! All such wonderful strong blooms!

Ann said...

what gorgeous flowers those are.

Jama said...

The orchids are so lovely! We have plenty of them here too, they thrive in our hot climate and bloom all year long.

SquirrelQueen said...

What a wondeerful way to restart Macro Flowers Saturday! The orchids are gorgeous, I love the lines on the first one. Great macro shots.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Betty, thank you :)

Lui, I didn't notice that but you're right, thanks.

Ann, thanks so much. Have a great weekend.

Jama, isn't it wonderful to see them all year long? thanks for stopping by.

Squirrel, Thank you so much :)

The Gardener said...

Oh, what lovely series! the first one is incredibly beautiful! My first time to see that kind.

Have a great weekend.

So sweet of you to dedicate this post to our meme host.

Linnea said...

Orchids really are art all by themselves! Great details you captured here.

fjällripan said...

So lovely flower!

Antonella said...

These orchids are all beautiful! I too love the uniqueness of your first picture - When I look closely it looks like there is a face in the flower. I followed you through the garden from Macro Flower Saturday. Hugs, antonella :-)

Míriam Luiza said...

Lindas imagens! A primeira é especial!

Carletta said...

Love the colors in that first image!
Beautiful captures!