Part 1 was a long time ago, and these pretty orchid pictures have been sitting around for far too long without my showing them to you!
Orchid Daze happens at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens every year starting in February. The orchid house is always fabulous, but during Orchid Daze it is simply overflowing with orchids. If you plan your trip for March, you can also enjoy Atlanta Blooms!, where thousands of tulip and daffodil bulbs are added to the Garden landscape! Although I may be very late posting this, it's not to early to plan a trip for next year. ;)
Midway through Orchid Daze, there is an orchid show, but I always forget which weekend it is! And that's why I showed up for the show with only my wide-angle lens, because I thought I was only going to the Garden to look for early bulbs.
However, we were in for some extra treats!
These two bulbous beauties were just fascinating, and so PERFECT.
The color on this next orchid was simply fantastic. A deep, Deep, DEEP purple that eventually made its way to black.
The next week when we went back, I wasn't going to get caught without my lens again, so I took the macro lens and my awesome new tripod! (If you remember, part 1's pictures were taken with a sub-standard tripod.) As Orchid Days goes on, they replace some of the varieties with new ones, so I was anxious to subject some new specimens to my endless adjustments. Good thing the orchids are so patient. =)
I think this orchid did a good job trying to fit in with the Surrealist theme.
Hey, look...it's more bulbous orchids like in the show!
A lot of the new orchids they added had fantastic bright, saturated colors.
Others were more subtle, but still beautiful.
I hope you enjoyed part 2!
|Finally, more orchid pictures!|