This orchid is Singapore's national flower, the Vanda Miss Joaquim. It was first discovered in the garden of Miss Agnes Joaquim in 1893 and registered in the same year. This photo was taken at the Singapore Botanic Garden.
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isabela_sor (47744) 2006-10-30 7:44
A perfect focus for this beautiful and exotic flower...soft colors
A nice week
aralda (1240) 2006-11-13 8:55
What a lovely flower! Thanks for the informative note. Have you applied an effect on the background? It looks rather odd imho.
spidey (9) 2006-11-26 16:01
hi, Roberto - spidey here....
i took your advice and posted a note on my photo - new england river in fall.
i love this picture you have taken. the focus is excellent, such a beautiful flower. the DOF is spot on - my eye is drawn to the flower and bounces off the background a little, which i like - gives the picture energy!
the orchid reminds me of a brooch/pin my uncle gave to my grandma as a gift - it was made of gold and came from singapore.
martburn (533) 2006-11-27 9:33
The flower is beautiful against that background, which somehow looks cross-hatched. I would possibly have made the flower fill a little more of the frame by cropping the background, still a lovely picture,