“An elegant behavior, an elegant look, an elegant word, an elegant posture, an elegant idea, they are all moonlight, mysterious and magical, calming and peaceful!”
― Mehmet Murat Ildan
Orchids have a strange fascination for me. They seem almost alien at times, with their bizarre combinations of colours and textures. Yet they are also so mysterious and elegant. The natural world continually outdoes itself in the variations it presents.
These three posed a special problem for me to photograph. They are quite dark but have a faint magenta glow. I spent quite a while getting the light right to capture them accurately, retaining the dark, mysterious feel, while still showing off the glowing edges and bright yellow interior. I’m uncertain of the species but they are quite stunning and I’m happy to have been able to preserve their beauty in this image.
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD @ 200mm
1 sec, f/20.0, ISO 400
High Resolution image on 500px: