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.
Some very bright yellow
Love the lichen around the flowers.
A fuller yellow.
The normal, white orchid.
The yellow looks painted on.
These look like someone painted watercolors on a white orchid.
These look like painted faces.
The purple just pops.
That is some wonderful purple ones.
Orchids in the light.
I nicknamed these Phoenix Flowers. Find the bird!
So many colors on these.
A different colored lady slipper.
Lady Slippers in purple.
Brown orchid patch.
These look like faeries riding bugs.
Magenta ones, hidden below the lichen.
Very bright colors in the sunlight.
Close up of the stamen.
Look how the colors transition between the shadow and the light.
This one has a fuzzy stem.
I love these purples.
They grow in interesting patterns.
A batch of several different colors.
Close up of the phoenix ones: looks like tiny birds.
Atop a waterfall.
This is such an interesting color.
A softer purple.
Looking into one of the rooms.
Look at the petal texture.
This set up is gorgeous.
Looking inside one.
Interesting symmetrical patterning.
This one looks so different.
My thumb to show the scale of these ones.
A deep purple speckling.
Growing amidst the lichen.
Look at the colors on the petals, and the texture inside the lady slipper.
A ruffled purple.
The sun turns this purple bright.
A beautiful display.
So many colors!
Next week: Other flowers inside the Haupt Conservatory.