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The Largest Family


This is a short series of impressions from Hawaii when we were there recently for my daughter's wedding on June 1.

You CANNOT think of Hawaii without thinking of orchids.
The Orchid Family is the largest family of flowering plants.
MILLIONS of them everywhere!


[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


The Largest Family


This is a short series of impressions from Hawaii when we were there recently for my daughter's wedding on June 1.

You CANNOT think of Hawaii without thinking of orchids.
The Orchid Family is the largest family of flowering plants.
MILLIONS of them everywhere!


[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


comments (34)

Very beautiful! Nice lighjt and nice colors! smile Aloha
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, José Angel. Aloha! smile
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 19 Jun 2008, 00:27
Splendid colors. How beautiful, Ginnie. You captured a beautiful photo and the framing really sets it off.
Ginnie Hart: Your words are very kind, Sherri. I saw these orchids through a window and was "grabbed" by them. smile Thanks.
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 19 Jun 2008, 05:01
Nice closeup and warm colors, well done Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: As always, Klaus, THANK YOU!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 19 Jun 2008, 05:24
Ontzettend mooie foto, de kleuren zijn fantastisch, orchids are one of my favourite flowers, I have 4 different in my windowsill, so that says it all, I would have been in awe to see them in the wild, I love the way you put the border with it, very delicate, love it.
Ginnie Hart: Believe it or not, Astrid, I had totally forgotten about your own orchids there in your living room! You have said one bloom can last up to 9 months and I am still awed by that. It boggles my mind, actually! So yes, you would go crazy over the proliferation of orchids in Hawaii. CRAZY! Ontzettend bedankt voor jouw lieve woorden.
  • rags
  • United States
  • 19 Jun 2008, 05:49
That is a very pretty looking plant.
Ginnie Hart: You'd go crazy over how many there are of these in Hawaii, Kanyi! Thanks.
  • zohre
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 19 Jun 2008, 06:47
Nice colors and DOF,well done smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you most kindly, Zohre.
  • Aussie
  • night shift and sleep deprived
  • 19 Jun 2008, 06:49
Beautiful image Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Your comments are always appreciated, Aussie. Thanks.
  • FLOOG
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Jun 2008, 06:59
Warm colours add a touch of old world to the composition. A beautiful photograph, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: They're as old as forever, Paul, for sure. smile Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 19 Jun 2008, 07:27
I very like the warm colours and the lighting, also the background- a fine composed close-up! The Orchid Family is the royal family of flowering plants!
Ginnie Hart: I like how you've said that, Philine: "the royal family of flowering plants!" Thank you.
  • Tracy
  • Germany
  • 19 Jun 2008, 07:33
Lovely composition of this beautiful flower Ginnie. The lighting is just perfect along with the clarity.
You captured the beauty very well mijn vriend.
Hope you are on the mendsmile
Ginnie Hart: You always say the sweetest things, Musketeer! Thank you. With the dawning of every day, I feel more and more on top of the world. This afternoon I get my stitches taken out and will talk to the doctor about how much I can start doing, without over-doing it.
Orchids are amazing flowers and this is a lovely picture Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Who ever would have thought there could be so many different varieties, Bill. It really boggles the mind! Thanks.
  • chad
  • In front of a computer
  • 19 Jun 2008, 08:00
Everyone seems to be busy photographing flowers, Ginnie. What's wrong with cats eyes (for example)?
Ginnie Hart: HA! You're so right, Chad. You'll be glad to hear that I only do flowers once in a blue moon, and sometimes not even then. grin
These are beautiful & beautifully photographed!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind Wim!
Very agreeable Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: That's a very good word, Chris. It agrees with me! smile
  • Arash
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 19 Jun 2008, 08:42
Nice colors and great details in an excelent composition.
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Thank you kindly, Arash!
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 19 Jun 2008, 08:44
Great photo clear and crisp.My dad Grew them had about 180 plants in his back yard.
Ginnie Hart: WOW! That's a hobby!!! Good for him. Thanks for sharing, Vintage.
Soft and beautiful.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Bridge. Thank You.
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Jun 2008, 09:07
I never knew that Ginnie. They are very beautiful, but somehow never look quite real to me!
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: I know what you mean, Ingrid!! Like from another world. Thanks.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 19 Jun 2008, 09:14
Really like the subdued colours here, Ginnie.
Not at all like the in-your-face varieties that abound in Thailand.
Ginnie Hart: Some people actually have them in their face all the time, I'm sure, Ray. For the rest of us, these are so rare and unusual they hardly seem real! Thanks.
These are so perfect. They don't look real.
Ginnie Hart: I know, Mary. That's what I thought every time I saw them! Thanks.
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 19 Jun 2008, 11:53
you picked a great sepia like tone
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Chantal.
  • Ruth
  • Michigan - United States
  • 19 Jun 2008, 11:55
I knew that I'd seen tons of varieties, but I didn't know they were the largest family. I like this warm treatment.
Ginnie Hart: I think we would be mind-boggled, Ruth, if we had a chance to see them all in one place at one time!!! Thanks.
  • don
  • United States
  • 19 Jun 2008, 14:10
A beautiful blossom shot with great lighting. I like the overall tone of the image very much.
Nice detail too. This makes great subject matter for a shot!
Ginnie Hart: When I saw it, Don, it just "grabbed" me. smile Thanks.
Beautifully composed picture. I love the colors and tones. Nice border to match the flower, looks very professional. Very peaceful flower picture, must be the soft colors and the composition. Really a unique picture.
Ginnie Hart: I like the word "peaceful," John. That's the feeling this gives me. Thanks for that.
How beautiful Ginnie. I love orchids. In Madagascar my father in law had a large collection of them!
Ginnie Hart: I keep finding more and more people who love them, Richard...and even love growing them! Very cool for the relatives. smile
Amazing form with in the flower head ... I would say they are anatomical.
Geogia O'keefe must have used them for inspiration.
This is fascinating
Ginnie Hart: You may be right about Georgia O'Keefe, Richard. I like that thought. Thanks.
There are so many types of Orchid Ginnie and you have given us an excellent picture here. Are you competing with Bill for the best flower picture of the week by the way!
Ginnie Hart: HA! No competition with anyone, Brian, I promise! smile But you are so right about all the different types of orchids. Maybe that's why they are so amazing!
Lovely picture. I almost thought it was the cover of a book - I scrolled down half expecting to see some text somewhere in there smile
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. I ;like that thought, Kunle. smile Thanks.
I absolutely adored the colours of this one. Beautiful indeed. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Alex. That means a lot.
  • Hamilton
  • United States
  • 19 Jun 2008, 23:28
Yeah... now I gotta go to Hawaii.. This shot packs a punch,I like the blurred background.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I doesn't take much to convince you, Hamilton! smile Just go! I hope you can.
  • cako
  • Germany
  • 19 Jun 2008, 23:42
Beautiful soft tones and sharp details in this macro. Nice !
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Carsten.
Nice with the uncluttered background - and I like orchids - like the diagonal line as well...
Ginnie Hart: So many to choose from when you're there, Aksel. It's hard to believe so many different orchids exist. Thanks.
  • Brian
  • United States
  • 21 Jun 2008, 10:07
Very nice capture here Ginnie, the color make it vintage!
Ginnie Hart: That's what I was hoping for, Brian. Thank you!
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal (lisbon)
  • 22 Jun 2008, 20:27
Like vegetal birds...
Ginnie Hart: Birds of a different color, Lina. smile

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