My holiday decorations are not complete without orchids. This year I bought my orchids from Bird’s Botanical, a family owned business located in the caves at I-435 & 23rd Street, in Independence, Mo. Only open for business on Tuesdays, it is an adventure just to be there. The orchids run the gamut of colors, shapes and sizes.
I thought it would be fun to photograph this particularly interesting bloom. Relying on my D 5100 Nikon and my Tamron zoom lens, I took a number of shots using flash, long exposures, short exposures, and “Auto”, as well as taking photographs from a variety of different angles. In picking from all of the photographs, I eliminated some because they were blurred, over exposed, under exposed, or just bad. I finally decided to show you three. They seemed to me to make the cold winter day a little less dreary.
May your new year be as lovely as this flower.