Orchids’ Allure: Intimate Portraits
From the moment I photographed orchids up close at the Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco, I was captivated by their unusual beauty and intriguing personalities. After years searching for the most unusual and expressive orchids, I want to share my discovery and fascination of these unique flowers with all orchid enthusiasts and encourage them to look up close and personal, as I did. With my macro lens aimed at their reproductive system (the lip and the column) I was astounded at what I saw.
The orchids’ diversity and extravagant sexual display is how they attract pollinators to ensure their reproduction. Here is my focus, where orchids reveal their spirit, the animating force within all living things. To my eye, they take on characteristics of human, animal, and even other-worldly forms. Angels emerge from their petals.
Each alluring orchid is an invitation to wonder!
Contains over 20 different genera of orchids
8X10 | 88 pages | Soft cover | $24.95