The Sparkles – they’re in the fine detail. Please enlarge!
A beautiful blooming flower cluster of a purple-violet-red striped Phalaenopsis (Moth) Orchid, growing in the Orchid shade house at the Flecker Botanical Gardens, Cairns, Far North Queensland, Australia.


  • THE PENTAX GROUP (17 May 2013)
  • FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND group (3 July 2013)


  • Runner Up/Top10 ~ “Your Choice” Challenge in Gorgeous Flower Cards

Photo Details
DSLR Camera: Pentax K10D. Lens: smcPentax-DA 18-55F3.5-5.6 AL
Shutter Speed: 1/160sec. FL: 55 mm. Ap: F8. Sensitivity 100.
Handheld. General process editing in CS2.

+ Phalaenopsis hybrid, a member of the Orchid Family, (Phalaenopsis cultivar)


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  • Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch
    Kerryn Madsen-...over 1 year ago

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 1 year ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work

  • Thankyou Ann. 8 ) XXX

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • Karen Checca
    Karen Checcaover 1 year ago


  • Thanks so much Karen for the work feature in The Pentax Group. 8 )
    Again apologies for the late response due to illness. Still coughing as I type! Nasty bug! 8 (

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • 8 (

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • Phil Thomson IPA
    Phil Thomson IPAover 1 year ago

    An excellent image of these absolutely beautiful orchids, Kerryn !!!

  • Thanks ever so much Phil, really appreciate your supportive comment.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanabout 1 year ago

  • Thanks so much for the feature in The Far North Queensland Group Jenny.
    (3 July 2013)

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

  • EdsMum
    EdsMum8 months ago

    Congratulations, 27th Jan 2014 – Shirley

    Comments HERE

  • Thankyou Shirley.

    – Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch

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