Posted in My trail walks, nature, nature photography

Especially for orchid lovers

In my last post I only had time to post four photos from my visit to the  Orchid Mania exhibit at Cleveland’s Botanical Garden. Today I am back with more pictures for those of you who love orchids. In addition a variety of orchids, the gallery below includes other things I saw at Orchid Mania: there were families of all ages, birds, butterflies, a new type of orchid called watercolor orchids, and a panther chameleon. I watched the chameleon for a while and talked to a volunteer who was feeding it. He (the chameleon) was born and raised at the Botanical Garden, and he reacts to red. I was wearing a red sweater, and when I approached to get a picture of him, the red on his skin turned a deeper shade, and the bristles on his back raised up, indicating that he felt threatened. Take a close look at him in the gallery below. Click on any picture to scroll through the gallery. You will see several pictures of the watercolor orchids. I was having a little fun with my focus point and depth of field. Can you notice the difference?

As I wrote in my previous post, flower photography and indoor photography are both pretty far outside my comfort zone. My last few trail walk posts have challenged me as a photographer, so it was a good learning experience, as well as a lot of fun. I hope you enjoyed the pictures.

Thanks for joining me at Orchid Mania.
Trail Walker


I'm an enthusiastic amateur photographer and nature lover, inviting you to join me on my trail walks.

5 thoughts on “Especially for orchid lovers

  1. Oh my!!! Love all those orchids. Looks like a fantastic event to go and browse through. Those watercolor orchids are something! Thanks for sharing.


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