by Debbiedeltejo September. 24, 2008 6921 views

Besides the Iris, which ismy favorite flower of all time, the orchid has always facinated me. I can spend a lifetime just looking at and photographing orchids. They are truly amazing!

Orchids belong to the most diverse family of plants known to man. There are over 880 genera, 28,000 species and well over 300,000 registered cultivars currently documented. These numbers only begin to tell the true story behind the evolutionary success of modern day orchids. Orchids are the most rapidly (genetically) changing group of plants on earth and more new species have been discovered over the last few thousand years than any other plant group known.

American Orchid Society
16700 AOS Lane
Delray Beach, FL 33446

I hope you enjoy!

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Mei-Ling 12 years, 9 months ago

Yes, Debbie, orchids are spectacular flowers as a specie, and you have captured every facet of their being so very intimately in this series. Thank you!!

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Cricri8o 12 years, 10 months ago

impressive shots!!!

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Krystyna Knypl 12 years, 10 months ago

beautiful! thanks for info about orchids.

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Domã©Lia 12 years, 10 months ago

Merveilleuses photos : j'adore ces fleurs toutes différentes

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Tonya 12 years, 10 months ago

#1,3 and 11 are my favorites in this set. They are truly beautiful and unique flowers.

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Gillian 12 years, 10 months ago

They certainly are spectacular shapes and colours.

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Lynda 12 years, 10 months ago

Lovely shots so exotic.

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