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The first hint of a bloom on my orchid plant today. Taken at my home in Dunnellon, Florida.

Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D
1/80s, f5.6, ISO 320, focal length 55.0mm
Edited in Picasa3 and Photoshop7



orchid, flower, bloom, dunnellon, bud, single flower, magenta, magenta orchid, orchid bud

Having lived most of my life in the northeast U.S., I am enjoying retired life in sunny Florida. I enjoy photographing many different kinds of things, but especially flowers and animals, including the beautiful birds found here in Florida. I am currently using a Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D camera, a Canon 55-250 mm telescopic zoom lens, and a Sony P10 Cyber-shot digital camera. My newest acquisition is a Canon PowerShot SX260 HS, a point and shoot which I will be carrying in my purse.

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  • Dorothy Thomson
    Dorothy Thomsonover 3 years ago

    Thats going to be a beauty Dot!!!

  • Thank you, Dot. It looks larger in the photo. It’s really a small orchid. I bought it last year and thankfully it survived to bloom again. You can see it in my “Flowers” collection.

    – AuntDot

  • Corinne Noon
    Corinne Noonover 3 years ago

    Ohhhhh Fabulous ! A Treasure indeed !

  • Thanks so much for your lovely comment, Corinne!

    – AuntDot

  • Angela  Burman
    Angela Burmanover 3 years ago

    How beautiful Dot to see it at the beginning of its life. Great work

  • Thanks so much, Angela. I just happened to look over and see it in this stage. Out came the camera! LOL

    – AuntDot

  • Dorothy Thomson
    Dorothy Thomsonover 3 years ago

    Now it’s MY turn to be envious…………..I just looked through your flower collection!!! Stunning works :-)

  • Oh, you’re too kind, Dot! I’m such an amateur! Thank you so much for your lovely comment!

    – AuntDot

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 3 years ago


  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerover 3 years ago

    Nice macro my friend…Hugs…Tom

  • Thanks so much, Tom!

    – AuntDot

  • Linda  Makiej Photography
    Linda Makiej ...over 3 years ago

    Such a gorgeous macro!!! lovely details!

  • Thanks so much, Linda!

    – AuntDot

  • virginian
    virginianover 3 years ago

    Nice macro; perfect title for this soon to be beauty.

  • Thanks so much, Judy. I waited a long time for this to bloom again!

    – AuntDot

  • Judy Wanamaker
    Judy Wanamakerover 3 years ago

    Remarkable color and lighting! Very beautiful macro, Dot!

  • Thanks so very much, my friend!

    – AuntDot

  • Rainy
    Rainyover 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture Dot!

  • Thanks very much, Rainy!

    – AuntDot

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