While co-leading a 6 day workshop on the Big Island last year with Kory Lidstrom we stopped over at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden just north of Hilo for some different scenery.  While exploring the beautiful gardens I came across these orchids.  Unusual flowers always this particular specimen caught my attention.  I used a long lens with extension tubes to help me focus in closer than I would normally be able to and isolated the crazy looking flower.  Always difficult to get something cohesive with these shots I was pleasantly surprised with this result 🙂  Enjoy!

Close up of a purple orchid at the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden in Hilo.
“Orchid” (unreleased)

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