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Am I going mad or does this Paphiopedilum orchid look a bit like a cartoon character? It looks like it comes from Disney’s Flowers and Trees film..


f/4.5 – 1/125 – ISO 200 – 60mm

40 responses

  1. Lovely. I like the composition & perspective. And yes, it does.

    January 25, 2013 at 5:09 PM

    • Thank you so much! For the compliment & reassurance πŸ˜‰

      January 25, 2013 at 5:21 PM

  2. i expect it to start talking in a deep, bass voice! I think it would be very very bossy as well! it is a wonderful flower portrait.

    January 25, 2013 at 5:22 PM

    • Thanks so much Janet! The leaves remind me of a big mustache πŸ™‚ and yes, it does look a bit bossy! πŸ˜‰

      January 25, 2013 at 5:27 PM

  3. Well actually I think this is just spectacular! Gorgeous white bubble, surrounded by it’s knights of long green arms and lest we forget all the little solders-hairs protecting and shielding the lovely one. This photograph is awesome.

    January 25, 2013 at 6:16 PM

    • Thanks so much, dear Mary!! I’m glad I’m not the only one seeing a “person” in this orchid! πŸ™‚ Btw- Just as you suspected, this was in my spam (together with “test” comment below). Both marked as non-spam, so hopefully this won’t happen again!

      January 25, 2013 at 6:38 PM

      • Thank you for letting me know. I figured as much when by chance I went back to make sure my comment posted, lo n’ behold – it never left the station.

        Anyways Calee, thank you and your photograph really was awesome!

        January 25, 2013 at 6:53 PM

  4. Really beautiful, wowww!

    January 25, 2013 at 6:24 PM

  5. testing

    January 25, 2013 at 6:27 PM

  6. When someone asks if they are going mad, it is very tempting to reinforce the idea (my quirky humour). However, with a little imagination I can see it. So put off the madness for a little bit anyway:)

    January 25, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    • I thought I would get an analysis about what kind of madness drives you to see cartoons in flowers πŸ˜‰ but I’m glad you see it too πŸ™‚

      January 25, 2013 at 9:21 PM

  7. EvaUhu

    I’ll reassure you too, no need to worry about your sanity! awesome flower portrait!

    January 25, 2013 at 10:35 PM

  8. This is so beautiful !

    January 25, 2013 at 11:13 PM

  9. This beauty does look like a gregarious character alright! Wonderful picture, Calee!! Perhaps it can sing opera? It does not look like it would settle for anything less than the leading role…

    Blessings ~ Wendy

    January 25, 2013 at 11:45 PM

    • Thanks, sweet Wendy! πŸ™‚ I think it looks a bit bossy! not sure why πŸ˜‰

      January 26, 2013 at 8:30 AM

  10. I love this photo Calee ! What a beautiful orchid. Wasn’t there also singing flowers in Fantasia?

    January 26, 2013 at 12:04 AM

    • Thanks Emily! I haven’t seen Fantasia but I’ll check πŸ˜€

      January 26, 2013 at 8:32 AM

  11. I think I’ll worry about myself. I see a beautiful flower.

    January 26, 2013 at 12:48 AM

  12. Ed

    Beautiful shot, I was thinking more like Disney’s Fantasia..:-)

    January 26, 2013 at 2:02 AM

    • Thanks Ed! I haven’t seen Fantasia but was just informed that there are singing flowers in it πŸ™‚

      January 26, 2013 at 8:36 AM

  13. Beautiful!!! Great shot!!!

    January 26, 2013 at 3:58 AM

  14. Since I don’t have the foggiest idea of the cartoon that you write/speak of I’ll have to pass on whether the orchid looks like what’s its name. πŸ™‚
    anyhoo, Calee this is a beauty- great color and composition. Great job as usual. But-but-but—— you never take a bad photo, or do you and I don’t know about it?

    January 26, 2013 at 4:12 AM

    • Thanks so much, Yvonne!! And yes, I take plenty of bad photos! Even worse, sometimes I come home after a photo shoot and realize I’ve taken bad photos that all look the same.. :S

      January 26, 2013 at 8:39 AM

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  16. Great image. A lovely orchid, well photographed! πŸ™‚

    January 26, 2013 at 12:01 PM

  17. “Feed me Seymour” Audrey.

    January 26, 2013 at 6:00 PM

  18. Lovely, lovely photo capture!

    January 26, 2013 at 8:32 PM

  19. Gorgous!

    February 12, 2013 at 8:43 PM

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