Saturday, August 30, 2008

PhotoHunt: Beautiful

The PhotoHunt theme this week is "Beautiful".

You know, this is a very tough theme. "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder" and all that. I really wanted to show something different, but this ain't it. :-)

This is my "stopgap" entry for this week's PhotoHunt challenge. It really only just occurred to me which picture I'd really like to post, but I haven't taken it yet. :-) I'll have to wait until daylight, then see if I can get it. ** Well, it's daylight now. Unfortunately, it's also pouring rain. So. I guess this will have to do, after all.

In the meantime, this is a dendrobium orchid. It's my favorite kind of photo - intimate. I've posted some of these before, but not this particular photo. You really have to click on it to fully appreciate the variety and depth of textures and details. It's like it's own little world.

This is more along the lines of traditionally Beautiful. I'll get that other shot later in the weekend. It will just have to be it's own post.

Have a great weekend!

16 comments:

Rho said...

Well, I do think it IS beautiful! And abstractish! Way cool!

Teena in Toronto said...

I love the purple!

I played too :)

MyMaracas said...

Wow, what a color! I love the lighting and the diagonal line of the shot, too. Can't wait to see the other one you have in store.

Vicki

jennyr said...

that color is so bright an beautiful! nice entry for this week! mine's up too at this link!

Rambling Woods said...

I'm sorry you couldn't get the shot you wanted but this flower is beautiful!!!

Mrs Mecomber said...

WOW the colors are strikingly beautiful! Great photo!

I did Photo Hunt today, too. :) http://newyorktraveler.net/photo-hunters-beautiful/

Dragonstar said...

That is so beautiful! When it's enlarged it looks like the softest velvet.

jams o donnell said...

What a beautiful flower. Happy weekend

Daisy said...

Oh, it is very beautiful! I especially love the vivid violet next to the creamy white.

Jan said...

Great shot, I love the depth.

Frugal Grandma said...

Nature in all her glory - a simple flower - so "beautiful"! Love the rich purple color of this photo.
You have left us so curious - can't wait to see the other "beautiful" photo you will be posting later.

Baker Watson said...

Beautiful is a perfect description. I love the purple. Deep and rich and then so gradually fading into the white.

Great capture and great choice.

Baker
(thanks for dropping by and you are right - Nature can provide some beautiful compositions when we are lucky enough to be there to capture them)

kjpweb said...

Well for the theme you hit it out of the ballpark! It is beautiful! Thank you for sharing and cheers, Klaus!

JO said...

i love orchids!!!

here's mine. Thanks.

Cecelia---Sis---Mom said...

Beautiful flower and absolutely beautiful color.

Cece

♥tnchick♥ said...

It is beautiful and I love that vibrant pop of color you've captured!

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