Madden Studio Blog

A Day at the Orchid Show
April 17, 2012, 7:56 pm
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Having recently returned to New York, I had an opportunity to attend the “Orchid Show” which is held at the New York Botanical Garden annually.  This provided me a chance to work with a new 100mm macro lens that I recently bought.  Working hand-held, I don’t think that I produced any killer shots, but thankfully the subject matter has much to say for itself regardless of my handling of it.


Walking through the show, I was struck by the diversity of colors and forms.  Here an alien-like creature;

there a seductive gracefulness of form



beautiful yearning,

fed by light,

nourished by soil,

sometimes falling under the weight of desire-



Apart from the variety of orchids on display, there are also many other fascinating forms worthy of exploration.

Here is a visual interpretation of a cactus. Below is a striking example of natural symmetry.

The bulbs outside the Enid Haupt Conservatory were beginning to bloom and time was well spent in the lovely company of two dear friends.


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Beautiful!!! The lens is great! really gets into the flower – loved the orange one and the detail. Jan

Comment by jan Dutcher


Comment by Gail Ragains

You captured the majesty of my favorite flower,,Bravo!

Comment by Collette Kean

Love these. Want to see them printed really large.

Comment by Steve Lewis

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