Orchid twins by Celeste Mookherjee

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A pair of bright red orchids photographed inside the Rose Hills Conservatory at The Huntington in San Marino, California. The gray wall behind the flowers was a little blah, so I warmed it up and added a subtle texture. (Olympus E-5 & Zuiko 50mm macro, f/8, 1/125 sec., ISO 1600, heavily filtered greenhouse lighting, handheld) Texture (“Dove Wings”) is from Leslie Nicole’s French Kiss Textures

Featured in RedBubble Explore, 7 Day Popular Art, Design & Photography (May 2012)

Top 10 (3rd Place) in “Avatar/Orchid” challenge in Enchanted Flowers group (October 2014)

Top 10 (2nd place) in “Orchids” challenge in 3D – Daffodils, Dahlias & Dandelions group (June 2012)

Featured in Fuchsias & Orchids (8 July 2012)

Featured in THE GROUP (4 June 2012)

Featured in Peace, Love & Tranquility (26 May 2012)

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  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...over 2 years ago

  • Dlouise
    Dlouiseover 2 years ago

    Beautiful work Celeste!!!

  • Thank you so much!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Anita Pollak
    Anita Pollakover 2 years ago

    Oh, this is lovely, Celeste! The color and composition are just wonderful, and the flowers almost look like two birds overlapping their wings in an embrace!

  • Thank you, Anita! I see the bird resemblance now that you mention it. :)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Sharon House
    Sharon Houseover 2 years ago

    This is very beautiful Celeste ~ and what a gorgeous shade of red they are!!!!!!

  • Thanks very much, Sharon! The red really caught my eye, as it’s not a color I associate with orchids.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonover 2 years ago

    Beautifully done. Great tones.

  • Thank you, Joy! They were looking so pretty, as if they wanted their portrait made.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devineover 2 years ago

    What a lovely colour they are! I like your title because not only do they look identical, but they remind me of little 5 year-old twins that I know who are seemingly always attached to each other!

  • Thank you, Bette! I was struck by the color, as I haven’t seen a completely red orchid before.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • AnnetteHoll
    AnnetteHollover 2 years ago

    absolutely stunning, love the texture and colour of the background as it really makes these beautiful orchids stand out

  • Thanks very much, Annette! The original pale gray background looked so boring that I had to do something. :)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Elfriede Fulda
    Elfriede Fuldaover 2 years ago

    “Simply” beautiflul !!!

  • Thank you, Elfie! I’m so glad you like the photo!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Denise Abé
    Denise Abéover 2 years ago

    gorgeous :) xxx

  • Thank you very much, Denise!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • kristijohnson
    kristijohnsonover 2 years ago

    Gorgeous work!! Your processing is wonderful, as always!!

  • Thank you very much, Kristi!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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