Purple Cascade

Cascade of full-size orchids in huge hanging basket.

Busily shooting at eye level, I nearly missed what might have been the most astonishing display at the entire Longwood Gardens Orchid Extravaganza…

One might understandably mistake these for miniatures, because I had only my 90mm macro at hand, dim ambient light, and this basket was hanging maybe 15’ from the floor.

Each Orchid has at least one virtually perfect full-sized blossom, maybe 4-5” wide.

Next visit I’m bringing a fill-flash!


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