A Single Bloom – a Single Image (2)

A Single Bloom – a Single Image (2)

A Phalaenopsis orchid in full bloom basks in the early morning sun. One of the most coveted flowering plants, the delicate, exotic and graceful orchid has been hunted in the wild and cultivated in conservatories and greenhouses for centuries.

 For when a man falls in love with orchids, he’ll do anything to possess the one he wants. It’s like chasing a green-eyed woman or taking cocaine… it’s a sort of madness…

___Susan Orlean, The Orchid Thief

Ron Mayhew

Fine Art Photographer specializing in Still Life and Commercial Photography.

This Post Has 17 Comments

    1. Thank you Sylvia. Its has never bloomed that nicely since. 🙁

  1. Ron, exquisite! I’ve never seen such a perfect – and abundant – flowering. Congratulations!

    1. Thanks, and to think it was all Mother Nature. Photoshop free.

  2. Ron – a lovely, lovely image! I am going to forward it to several friends.

    You may want to check out The Orchid THEIF

    1. Thanks Sal. It is a great book, by the way. You and Lynn should check it out.

  3. Great photo Ron, I had the chance to see apple and plum blossom at the farm where I’m living….. I hope you are doing well!!

    1. Are you living on a farm now? Where is it? Thank you for commenting and I hope you are doing well too.

      1. Yeah! I’m living in a apple orchard in La Crescent Mn, very close to La Crosse Wi… The best place to see the beauty of the midwest…

        1. It must be beautiful there this time of year.

  4. A VERY different entry for you Ron – and quite beautiful. As always a perfectionist – much to our delight!

    1. Thank you Tina. I don’t know about the perfectionist part, but I try. 🙂

  5. So perfect, Ron. I love the orchid against the dark background. 🙂

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