Orchid update by wordpixman

Orchid update


My lovely phalaenopsis which started in bloom again last month after its end-of-season rest, is now looking good and set to hold its flowers well into the new year. The other two are showing small buds so I am hoping to see all three in flower at the same time.

(Taken in situ on my kitchen windowsill; hand-held exposure under fluorescent ceiling lighting. The only 'arrangement' was a sheet of card behind it to eliminate reflection from the window.)
Beautiful!
December 8th, 2014  
They are so elegant.
December 8th, 2014  
Very classy!
December 8th, 2014  
Wow, awesome shot. Love orchids, and love the way you have captured all the veining on the petals. Fav.
December 8th, 2014  
really beautiful, fav
December 8th, 2014  
Beautiful flowers, colours, and light Arthur...Fav
December 8th, 2014  
Fabulous capture of these gorgeous orchids. You're lucky to have them, and shows a great green thumb. FAV
December 8th, 2014  
beautiful shot, lovely detail.
December 8th, 2014  
wow, great shot, love the black background.
December 8th, 2014  
A lovely shot of your orchids. I am a bit behind as mine are just forming buds.
December 8th, 2014  
Lovely. I always have one blooming for Christmas :-)
December 8th, 2014  
A simply gorgeous orchid , and a superb capture of great detail and beautifully presented on black background FAV
December 8th, 2014  
Beautiful
December 8th, 2014  
I would love to have a plant like this and a shot like this in my project.
December 8th, 2014  
you must have green thumbs Arthur. beautiful specimen
December 8th, 2014  
They look gorgeous on the black background, a very nicely composed and exposed image.
December 8th, 2014  
Beautiful against the black. Fav
December 8th, 2014  
beautiful clarity !
December 8th, 2014  
Beautiful flowers,
December 8th, 2014  
Really lovely!
December 8th, 2014  
Lovely capture and detail.
December 8th, 2014  
Thank you so much @mbemis @_catherine_ @nanalisarocks @sailingmusic @tonygig @the_iron_butterfly @triciaodonnell @nanderson . . . They really are everything you say - beautiful, elegant and add a touch of class to even a humble home.
@cruiser @anazad511 . . . Thank you. Not so much a green thumb as a hard heart able to resist pampering them because they really thrive on neglect.
@andrewkru @joansmor @soboy5 @flyrobin @cocobella ... Thank you all, and yes, .
@quietpurplehaze my other two are only just beginning to wake up but should be in flower by Christmas @scatcat . . . and any I might have missed, but thank you all!
December 8th, 2014  
Lovely! Mine are in such sorry state! I don't know if they will ever bloom again. So glad to see yours!
December 8th, 2014  
Lee
Nice shot Arthur. The colours are beautiful and you've captured plenty detail too.
December 8th, 2014  
Beautiful shot and color.
December 8th, 2014  
Stunning shot of a gorgeous flower!
December 8th, 2014  
Nice close up
December 8th, 2014  
Sue
Oh how gorgeous. Fab shot.
December 8th, 2014  
Beautiful and fantastic colour
December 8th, 2014  
Very pretty. Love the black.
December 8th, 2014  
Great shot.
December 8th, 2014  
So pretty and the light is great. I seem to kill all mine!
December 8th, 2014  
Beautifully contrasted against the background. Fav!! 😃
December 8th, 2014  
Beautiful focus against the black background
December 8th, 2014  
Really beautiful picture! Congratulations!
December 8th, 2014  
beautifully done Arthur
December 8th, 2014  
@voiceprintz @paulaw . . . Thank you JT and Paula. My 'secret' is to speak sweetly to them every day, tell them how beautiful they are, and promise not to force feed or water them. All they get from me is an occasional splash with a wet hand that has been held under a running cold tap, and they love it! I must admit though that if the two slower plants don't burst into life soon I might be tempted to give them just a tiny dose of chemical encouragement, although the first one didn't need it.
Thanks also to @gamelee @vstap @ribbet9 @pistonbroke @sioux @helly31 @danette @thresheg @thistle @gabrielp @barneyone for all your comments and faves
December 8th, 2014  
Beautiful orchid, well done on bringing it back to bloom. Glorious composition.
December 8th, 2014  
WOW that is impressive. Wish I had such success with mine which is looking rather sad at the moment!
December 8th, 2014  
a lovely colour - Fav
December 8th, 2014  
Beautiful colors in those orchids!
December 8th, 2014  
The colours are great and so nice to have one atleast in bloom for Christmas
December 8th, 2014  
Great use of strong colour against a dark background. Like the addition of the pencil line to separate the frame.
December 8th, 2014  
love your story on how you look after your orchids Arthur :)
December 8th, 2014  
Just beautiful. Fav!
December 8th, 2014  
Beautiful capture of details and colours
December 8th, 2014  
Oh, my goodness! Still more compliments for this little beauty . . .
@lhart @sarah19 @rosiekind @shesnapped @kelly2 @bob65 @cruiser @wendyfrost . . . any more and you'll make her blush, but please feel free to carry on because it won't show against her rosy complexion!
Seriously though, thank you all very much for your kind comments. I love her too !
December 9th, 2014  
stunning flowers superbly photographed
December 9th, 2014  
Oh Arthur, these are just lovely :)
December 9th, 2014  
These are such fabulous blooms
December 9th, 2014  
Just gorgeous Arthur.......beautiful on black.
December 9th, 2014  
Bev
Beautiful shot, Arthur
December 9th, 2014  
Gorgeous, fav!
December 10th, 2014  
Simply beautiful.
December 11th, 2014  
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