This post is on the orchid room. I've spent plenty of time in the orchid room, but I've never noticed this one before.
|Creepy Orchid Up Close|
|Slash of Color|
I chose this shot because I like the composition. There's this slash of bright pink across the muted background.
|When is a Moth Not an Insect?|
This is called a Moth Orchid because the petals look like a moth.
|Frilly and Purple|
The tour told us there were over 5000 species of orchids and that people are constantly creating new hybrids. This is one of the hybrids. Very flashy and frilly.
|Stems of Pink Moth Orchids|
Another color of moth orchids. These grow in denser groups on the stems.
This is a Lady Slipper Orchid. I think you can see why. :)
|Flower Wearing a Dress|
Here's the whole lady. :) I didn't catch the name of this particular species, but they always remind me of a woman in Victorian dress.
|A Dash of Purple on White|
|Tie-Dye Is Back In|
So you can get some really great close ups of the flower without having to touch or move or tuck away things you aren't interested in.
Okay, that's it for the orchid room. I'll get the hibiscuses (hibiscii?) and others up later. :)