(Please view large – it makes a difference!) I have many favorite places within the Los Angeles County Arboretum (Arcadia, California, USA), but for me the orchid greenhouse is always a must on any visit. These vibrant orangey orchids made me think of music and love, and so I added hints of music and texture to the image to play up the romantic aspect of the flowers. Textures are from Leslie Nicole’s French Kiss Textures (Les Textures 3: Jaipur and Delicato 2). (Olympus E-510 & Zuiko 50mm macro, f/2.0, 1/640 sec, ISO 100, heavily filtered afternoon sun, handheld)
Featured in RedBubble Explore, 7 Day Popular Art, Design & Photography (March 2014)
Top 10 in “Avatar/Singapore Orchids” challenge in Gorgeous Flower Cards group (March 2015)
Top 10 in “Orange or Salmon” challenge in Orchids Only group (April 2014)
Featured in Textures Over Layed Unlimited (31 March 2014)
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