At least I think it is, botanist I’m not ! The plant itself was quite large and actually looked more like a vine. So not sure, but it looks a little like an orchid to me 🙂
This was the best of 4 shots. Sometimes I find with closeups and macro photos, the background is in focus and the subject out of focus. Generally those shots aren’t that useful for publishing. However I’ve used then before to make a background for a quote or that type of thing.
Sometimes I get lucky and it’s perfect in one shot, but experience says I normally take at least two photos, and in this case four photos from two different angles.
These flowers were outside a restaurant …
Taken in Thailand (c) Don Charisma
48 thoughts on “Orchid”
My most favorite flower.
… they are lovely !
Wow you have so many comments and beautiful photographs! I enjoyed browsing your site and thank you for stopping at my blog.
You are very welcome, and it’s lovely to hear from you 🙂
Beautiful, beautiful one, Don.
Thanks Niko … you know you’re in my top commenters ?
It’s really a pleasure abd a honour to me 🙂
The flower is so beautiful and the colour is so soft and attractive.
Thanks norma 🙂
Lovely! I’m waiting for my potted orchids to bloom, they’re so close!
Thanks … and hoping for beautiful flower for you 🙂
Hi Don, this plant is not an orchid or a hibiscus, it is Thunbergia laurifolia, commonly known as Laurel Clock Vine or Blue Trumpet Vine. It is native to a large area of the tropics stretching from India, through Burma to Malaysia.
Thanks … I just had a look on google images and this came from wikipedia – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:IMG_9372-Thunbergia_laurifolia.jpg … it’s a pretty good match 🙂
Lovely flower! Looks a lot like an Orchid…not sure if it is but it’s lovely!
Thanks hun … my botanists are still debating …
You’re welcome. Lol! Yeah it’s a close call.
I think some of the commenters have nailed it with – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:IMG_9372-Thunbergia_laurifolia.jpg
Beautiful plant. One of my interests is flower arranging and I am especially drawn to exotic plants.
Thanks Evelyn, I’m just the photographer … arranging is probably a little above my pay grade LOL
This one is really beautiful Don and I just love the color.
Thanks irene, very kind my dear 🙂
Thunbergia grandiflora is an evergreen vine, native in China and other Asian area.
Looking on google images, that’s very plausible 🙂
Clematis does not have that lip. It’s an orchid the way an orchid usually grows. Upside down from the tree. Not planted upright in a pot like here.
🙂 … thanks …
Nice to see someone as good as you struggles with the same problems. I was recently backpacking in Arizona and came back with photos of cactus flowers, composition is one of the issues I struggle with, especially with macro focused objects. The advantage of digital photography, over the film I shot in my younger years, is that you can take several shots at no cost.
I’ve seen the pro photographers in action and they take reams of shots even with the best equipment, so it’s just common sense really … there are several things that’ll probably keep me on my iphone as opposed to pro/semi-pro equipment, one of them is being able to see on the screen what I’m shooting and the other is the portability, means my camera is almost always with me … I’ve probably down to a few cents per photo now, my iphone is now around 14000 photos taken … and that’s with a free ipod and phone !
No idea what type of flower, but it’s very pretty.
Thanks kim-lee 🙂
Not an orchid my friend – I would say it was a Clematis. Either way, lovely. 🙂
Thanks, and lol, botanist I’m not … orchid sounded better than pretty flower 🙂
wow, gorgeous! Can you send spring over to Canada? me thinks someone forgot along the way… 😉
I just did with the photo ! … if someone learns me to be god then I’ll send you some more spring, ok ?
Thailand has the most variety of orchids in the world, it may be. One thing for sure it is beautiful.
For sure, and not expensive to buy orchids here … or so I’m told !
Interesting colour with this one.
Thanks dude 🙂
It kind of looks like a Phalaenopsis orchid, its petal arrangement is slightly different to the ones I’ve seen before though. Intriguing!! Lovely shots too btw, very pretty colour 🙂 x
Thanks hun … and as already stated … not a botanist lol … more to come, I got a nice one I haven’t seen before today 🙂
Lol I’ll look forward to it! 🙂 x
wow – really pretty! when i first saw it I thought of a “Bearded Iris” – but then the vine part did not line up – so you may be right – this may be an orchid – I am not sure either – but it sure is a beauty. 🙂
Thanks, and I’m sure one of my botanical readers will clarify the mystery !