Monday, February 22, 2010

February Orchids

If you are a flower lover and are ever in New Gloucester, Maine, you really need to check out Woodsprite Orchids ( I spent yesterday morning shooting and mentoring a group of photographers there. Shooting orchids in a greenhouse in Maine in February was absolutely heavenly! The owners were kind enough to open the greenhouse just for us, and the 3 hours we were there absolutely flew by! For me, it was like a morning at Disney World! Richard and his partner grow an amazing variety of orchids, my favorites were the Lady Slipper orchids.

Orchids are a complicated flower, and not an easy subject to photograph. I shot most of my images with my Lensbaby Muse, using the Soft Focus optic, and was quite pleased with my results. Here are a few favorites from the shoot.

Also, Lensbaby turns 6 today! To celebrate, they are giving away some fantastic gifts! Read all about it here:

Happy Birthday, Lensbaby, and thank you so much for the joy you have brought to my life!

Happy Shooting!


  1. Kathleen, you have brought beauty and joy into many people's lives, including mine. Thank you.

  2. Wow, I wish I was closer so I could go with you! Sounds like a fantastic place and perfect for a Winter's day. Really heavenly images Kathleen! No one can do flowers like you!

  3. Very nice work with these orchids, which, as you write, are difficult to photograph successfully.