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: http://www.lensbaby.com/birthday/
Happy Birthday, Lensbaby, and thank you so much for the joy you have brought to my life!