Orchids!

I did suggest I’d post a few shots of the plants I saw at the Botanic Gardens in Singapore, and in many ways the main floral feature would be the orchids.  Having said that, the first image in this post is of a very pretty bougainvillea.  As you may recall (having seen images in previous posts) there are a few bougainvillea in my garden, but not with such pretty pastel colouration as this particular bloom you see here.  In fact, it was at this bloom that I met the photographer who showed me the lizard in the previous post.

We have orchids here in NZ, but they tend to be located in greenhouses. Furthermore, I’ve yet to see as profuse a display of blooms as I saw in Singapore. Below are a few snapshots of some of the wonderful flowers on display. Sadly time wasn’t on our side so it was a very brief visit. Hopefully, one day, I’ll be fortunate enough to spend a lot more time in these wonderful gardens.

All images were shot with my Nikkor 24-70mm lens and using available light.  I’d taken reflectors, speedlights, filters and my trusty tripod, but the gadgets remained in the hotel.   All these shots are hand held snaps.  When we visited these gardens I was really feeling the heat and wanted to carry as little as possible.  Camera and a water bottle was plenty!

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