Pink Tulip Orchids

Not the orchids you see every day

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Native to the Andes mountains of Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia,  Anguloa virginalis is part of the botanical family known as Tulip orchids.  The profile of these flowers look much like that of a tulip, thus the name.

The flowers are very fragrant which attracts bees in particular to pollinate.  They are also known as Cradle Orchids because they rock back and forth when bees land on the lip of the flower to get at the pollen inside.

Daily Post Photo Challenge: Details

Tropical High Elevation House
Fuqua Orchid Center
Atlanta Botanical Garden
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Nikon D7000
Tamron 16-300 Di II VC PZD Macro
135mm at f/8 – 1/100 sec – ISO 800

 

Author: stgrundy

Photography is my way to capture and share the amazing beauty of God’s handiwork in the people and places that I experience every day. I focus mainly on nature and travel subjects but also do alot of event work for my church and the occasional wedding or portrait session. My residence is Roswell, Georgia – a northern suburb of Atlanta. I try to get around the Southeast as often as possible and would love to explore other parts of the USA and the rest of the world. Member of: Roswell Photographic Society Contributing artist: Getty Images

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