And then I remembered this handy little tool Andrew's family gave me at Christmastime. It attaches to my iPhone's camera lens and magnifies (as well as lights) the subject you're curious about. It's designed to help ID garden pests, but why not use it for close-ups of tiny orchid blooms?
Here are the images I managed to capture...
Pretty cool to see those tiny flowers in such detail. Luckily, my next orchid to bloom, Paphiopedilum var. (likely in the P. Maudiae 'group' of hybrids), will have a much larger flower. And yes, I bought it about to bloom...I am not responsible for this bit of beauty.
My apologies if you happened to see a post on artist Dustin Gimbel's garden that's no longer here. Blogger (the platform I use for blogging) had some strange hiccups Sunday evening. It lost the post while it was still in draft form and then doubled it and published one right away when I scheduled it for later in the week. It will show up "for real" on Friday, Feb 21st. Sorry for any confusion.
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