Best viewed full screen.  I got some great detail with this one so I'm uploading…

Best viewed full screen.  I got some great detail with this one so I'm uploading it full size 🙂

This is one petal of a Sharry Baby Oncidium orchid.  The entire flower is the size of an American quarter and has 6 petals.  In other words, this is an extremely close macro image of a small part of a small flower.

If you look closely, you can see the individual building blocks of the flower.  Some of these cells are deep purple, some are light purple and some are white.  They are translucent like stained glass, seen here lit from behind.

For +Orchid Wednesday #OrchidWednesday curated by +Christopher Prins
And for +HQSP Macro +HQSP Macro curated by +Vinod Krishnamoorthy, +Sandra Deichmann  +Suzi Harr and +dietmar rogacki
And +Macro4All #macro4all by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen, +Mark O'Callaghan   +Walter Soestbergen (+Macro4All )

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For +Orchid Wednesday #orchidwednesday curated by +Christopher Prins

For +Orchid Wednesday #orchidwednesday curated by +Christopher Prins

I photographed this at an orchid show.  Currently, my Sharry Baby is full of buds and ready to bloom.  I've never seen my Sharry Baby in flower and I don't even know what color her flowers will be.  They are usually burgundy, or burgundy and white, or burgundy and pink… but they smell like chocolate! 

This is an Oncidium orchid, the same genus as the Sharry Baby and very similar in shape. 

In other words, mine will look kinda like this in a slightly different color.

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