The Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden

While up at the NY Botanical Garden, we dropped in to the Orchid Festival/exhibit in the Haupt Conservatory. I attended this exhibit several years ago, but this year I took a more in depth look at the flowers. Here are a bunch of images taken while I walked through. Since there are so many, I have put them in as thumbnails. Please click for larger images.

Interesting dispersal of color.

Interesting dispersal of color.

Some very bright yellow

Some very bright yellow

Love the lichen around the flowers.

Love the lichen around the flowers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A fuller yellow.

A fuller yellow.

The normal, white orchid.

The normal, white orchid.

The yellow looks painted on.

The yellow looks painted on.

 

 

 

 

 

These look like someone painted watercolors on a white orchid.

These look like someone painted watercolors on a white orchid.

These look like painted faces.

These look like painted faces.

The purple just pops.

The purple just pops.

 

 

 

 

 

 

That is some wonderful purple ones.

That is some wonderful purple ones.

Orchids in the light.

Orchids in the light.

I nicknamed these Phoenix Flowers. Find the bird!

I nicknamed these Phoenix Flowers. Find the bird!

 

 

 

 

 

 

So many colors on these.

So many colors on these.

A different colored lady slipper.

A different colored lady slipper.

Lady Slippers in purple.

Lady Slippers in purple.

 

 

 

 

 

Brown orchid patch.

Brown orchid patch.

These look like faeries riding bugs.

These look like faeries riding bugs.

Magenta ones, hidden below the lichen.

Magenta ones, hidden below the lichen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Very bright colors in the sunlight.

Very bright colors in the sunlight.

Close up of the stamen.

Close up of the stamen.

Look how the colors transition between the shadow and the light.

Look how the colors transition between the shadow and the light.

 

 

 

 

 

This one has a fuzzy stem.

This one has a fuzzy stem.

I love these purples.

I love these purples.

They grow in interesting patterns.

They grow in interesting patterns.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A batch of several different colors.

A batch of several different colors.

Close up of the phoenix ones: looks like tiny birds.

Close up of the phoenix ones: looks like tiny birds.

Purple veining.

Purple veining.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Atop a waterfall.

Atop a waterfall.

This is such an interesting color.

This is such an interesting color.

A softer purple.

A softer purple.

 

 

 

 

 

Looking into one of the rooms.

Looking into one of the rooms.

Look at the petal texture.

Look at the petal texture.

This set up is gorgeous.

This set up is gorgeous.

 

 

 

 

 

Looking inside one.

Looking inside one.

Interesting symmetrical patterning.

Interesting symmetrical patterning.

This one looks so different.

This one looks so different.

 

 

 

 

 

My thumb to show the scale of these ones.

My thumb to show the scale of these ones.

Magenta speckling.

Magenta speckling.

A deep purple speckling.

A deep purple speckling.

 

 

 

 

 

Growing amidst the lichen.

Growing amidst the lichen.

Look at the colors on the petals, and the texture inside the lady slipper.

Look at the colors on the petals, and the texture inside the lady slipper.

A ruffled purple.

A ruffled purple.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The sun turns this purple bright.

The sun turns this purple bright.

A beautiful display.

A beautiful display.

Stripes!

Stripes!

 

 

 

 

So many colors!

So many colors!

 

 

 

 

Next week: Other flowers inside the Haupt Conservatory.

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About nsantasier

I am an actor, fight choreographer, playwright, and photographer based in and around NYC. I shoot on a Canon Rebel XS with either a Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens or a Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom lens as they are the only lenses I currently own.
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