Gorgeous Orchids - Macro photography

I love orchids. They are gorgeous flowers in such a large variety of colors and shapes.
I can have these exotic beauties only as indoor plants.
Orchids are very slow growing and also difficult to grow.
Here are some pictures of this delicate flower:
This soft, purple orchid with it's velvety petals is a striking beauty.
Soft purple orchid
Pink Orchid close-up
Pink Orchid close-up
Lavender Orchid
Lavender Orchid
Lady's Slipper Orchid - Cypripedium calceolus

I found this one in our Botanic Gardens in Cluj Napoca.
It is quite a beauty with it's vivid colors and slipper form.
Yellow Lady's Slipper OrchidAnd here is a beautiful white orchid.
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Raindrops on roses - pictures of roses - macro photos

On a sad rainy day the roses are still smiling under the heavy raindrops.
The rain could not stop me to take lots of photos.
So, if you have a few moment, watch the rest of the rose photos in the video at the bottom of this post in the company of Gheorghe Zamfir and his beautiful panflute music.
Have a great time.
Yellow rose in the rain
Yellow rose with raindrops
Red rose in the rain
Pink rose with raindrops
Yellow-pink rose with waterdrops
See also some beautiful wild rose pictures.

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