Maybe you want join the orchid challenge too?!
I will post some orchids in the next days, like this orchid from botanical garden in Linz (Austria).
Orchids are sometimes very elongated. Actually I had to be very careful to have all the parts of the blossom in the picture and still cut a part of.
At least I learned from this picture something very important: Be careful and check all the pictures before leaving (some parts behind). It's sometimes harder to focus yourself than the camera.
If you are interested in orchids and want to know, how to care for them, please read - well illustrated with lot of pictures – instructions by ANDI.