This orchid bud had just begun to open and show the beautiful color within. Taken at my home in Dunnellon, Florida.

Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D
1/60s, f5.6, ISO 320, focal length 55.0mm
Slight watercolor filter and color adjustment in Photoshop7

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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  • Ruth Lambert
    Ruth Lambertover 3 years ago

    Love the colors Dot!!! Now you will have to show us what it looks like when it opens!!! beautiful flowers!

  • Thanks, Ruth. It’s fully opened today, just a day later. I’ll either take it outside or wait for afternoon light in the dining room windows. I don’t like to use flash if I can help it. It’s the same plant whose blooms I posted last year (You can see I’ve tweaked the color a little.).

    – AuntDot

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 3 years ago

    Beautiful macro!

  • Thanks so very much, Cee!

    – AuntDot

  • Lynne Prestebak
    Lynne Prestebakover 3 years ago

    Just beautiful with the black background! Orchids are so pretty.

  • Thanks so much, Lynn! Glad you like it!

    – AuntDot

  • Ruth Lambert
    Ruth Lambertover 3 years ago

    I like the tweaking effects much more!!! NICE work!!

  • Thanks, my friend! I think I’ve learned a lot in the past year!

    – AuntDot

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryanover 3 years ago

    Beautiful close-up, Dot — look forward to seeing the full-out blooms too!

  • I hope I can get a good one to show you. Thanks so much, Monnie!

    – AuntDot

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 3 years ago


  • Orest Macina
    Orest Macinaover 3 years ago

    Just wait a day Dot..LOL.

  • Yup, that was today (Wednesday), and I thank you for visiting the new post and this one!

    – AuntDot

  • Linda  Makiej
    Linda Makiejover 3 years ago

    spectacular shot Dot!

  • Thank you so much, Linda!

    – AuntDot

  • Lynn Wiles
    Lynn Wilesover 3 years ago

    A beauty to behold.

  • Thank you so much, Lynn. And here is the same flower today, one day later.

    – AuntDot

  • Lynn Wiles
    Lynn Wilesover 3 years ago

    Wow! My orchids are almost done for this blooming. Hope they bloom again some day.

  • I thought this plant was dead Glad I didn’t throw it away! LOL

    – AuntDot

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