15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Tiny Dancer

We visited the orchid show at Longwood Gardens in the spring. While orchids are amazing flowers, there were so many that it was almost overwhelming. In all of the color and distraction, I was attracted to the patterns and details of the reproductive structures. Converting the image to black and white emphasized the pattern of the flower, and helped to focus on the dancer and her expansive skirt.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D3300
Copyright: © Wendy Ryan