Visit to the Tartu Botanical Garden: Photographing orchid exhibition
There was a beautiful and interesting exhibition right in my “front yard” in Tartu Botanical Garden. I am a huge fan of orchids, I think they are so gorgeous, they are quite easy to grow and they are so different. And they are photogenic! So, I asked my photography-teacher/ex-colleague a photographer Arp Karm to come along and teach a bit. He has done most of my profile pictures for my branding agency. Here are some of the pictures I took at the exhibition.
The etymology of orchids
What I learned from this is something completely new about orchids. They are a VERY MANLY flowers. You’ll read why and after you read about the etymology, have a look at some of my pictures below. Right!?
The type genus (i.e. the genus after which the family is named) is Orchis. The genus name comes from the Ancient Greek ὄρχις (órkhis), literally meaning “testicle”, because of the shape of the twin tubers in some species of Orchis. The term “orchid” was introduced in 1845 by John Lindley in School Botany, as a shortened form of Orchidaceae. – Wikipedia (it was also written in the exhibition)
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