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Photographing flowers: Visit to the orchid exhibition in Tartu

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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Looks royalty.
Looks royalty.

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Close-up
Close-up
Trying a different composition
Trying a different composition
Lovely white with pink spots
Lovely white with pink spots
Fellow photographer catching the beauty of orchids
Fellow photographer catching the beauty of orchids
Arp doing his magic
Arp doing his magic
Nice accessories at the exhibition
Nice accessories at the exhibition
Orchids are a "manly" flowers. True story
Orchids are a “manly” flowers. True story
This was supposed to be a "desktop" photo. Not sure.
This was supposed to be a “desktop” photo. Not sure.

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Greetings,
Liisi Toom
walking lifestyle promoter, blogger, lifestyle coach

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