Psychedelic Orchid

Purple, red and gold orchid

No fancy filter or post-photography trickery was required to make this blossom so surreal. Below is the potted plant with bare minimum sharpening — above, the same photo, cropped to showcase the labellum, stigma and column.

Georgia O’Keefe celebrated the sexiness of orchids, but they were inherently so for time immemorial.

Purple, gold and red orchid
For comparison, here’s the same photo pretty much as it looked straight from the camera. See what I mean?


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