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


orchid, flower, single flower, dunnellon, magenta, bud, 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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  • 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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