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Lady Slipper Orchid

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 12 March 2020 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Cypripedioideae is a subfamily of orchids commonly known as lady's slipper orchids, lady slipper orchids or slipper orchids. Cypripedioideae includes the genera Cypripedium, Mexipedium, Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium and Selenipedium. They are characterized by the slipper-shaped pouches (modified labella) of the flowers – the pouch traps insects so they are forced to climb up past the staminode, behind which they collect or deposit pollinia, thus fertilizing the flower. There are approximately 165 species in the subfamily.

Spotted at the Chicago Suburban Orchid Show at the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton, Illinois on February 15, 2020.

NIKON D7000 1/20 second F/5.6 ISO 902 105 mm

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Martine Girard from Brest, France

Magnifique gros plan de cette orchidée.

12 Mar 2020 5:05am

Sam from Chennai, India

Wow. Gorgeous flower. Amazing details in this beautiful closeup. Excellent. :)

12 Mar 2020 6:23am

By Marie from Entre By Marie et Montagnes, France

Lovely orchid and capture. Great macro Steven

12 Mar 2020 6:50am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

It is very beautiful

12 Mar 2020 6:52am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

J'adore cette orchidée !!

12 Mar 2020 7:19am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

An exotic flower.

12 Mar 2020 7:25am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

A wonderful creation !

12 Mar 2020 7:30am

Gérard from Allauch, France

Very good focus done here !

12 Mar 2020 7:38am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France


12 Mar 2020 7:55am

jean pierre from Paris, France

jolie macro!! amts

12 Mar 2020 8:45am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Elle est très belle cette Orchis. Très jolie photo également.
Bonne journée Steven

12 Mar 2020 8:56am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


12 Mar 2020 9:32am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

a beautiful capture of this interesting orchid. We have a variety here but it is extremely rare and I have never come across one in the wild, only in botanical gardens

12 Mar 2020 9:55am

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful focus, colors, shapes & details!
Lovely !!!!

12 Mar 2020 10:54am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Really gorgeous lady !

12 Mar 2020 11:19am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Very nice lady!

12 Mar 2020 11:30am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

Excellent image of this Orchid Steven.

12 Mar 2020 11:37am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful framing of the Orchid .

12 Mar 2020 11:46am

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

AMAZING details.

12 Mar 2020 12:17pm

Rose from Clinton, United States


12 Mar 2020 1:11pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Lovely orchid and great details here :)))))What a variety of colours here !

12 Mar 2020 2:36pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Gorgeous close up

12 Mar 2020 2:47pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine close up and explanation of this "SLIPPER" idea.

12 Mar 2020 4:24pm

omar from Hamburg, Germany

Yes, well known lady! Always amzing what mother nature is able to produce. Wonderful details and colors!

12 Mar 2020 6:18pm

Véronique PEROTTO from Here & Now, France

Quelle lumière ! Belle réussite.

12 Mar 2020 6:36pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel gros plan et forme mise en valeur et finesse et couleur superbe
Belle soirée

12 Mar 2020 8:01pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Joli coeur et beaux détails. Une merveille de fleur.

12 Mar 2020 9:11pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Beautiful detailed shot.

13 Mar 2020 12:04am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

wow - wonderful color, excellent detail and careful attention to the background have resulted in an excellent bloom photo

13 Mar 2020 12:51am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A magnificent close up image of this gorgeous orchid! So many colors and patterns in one flower. I never knew that the pouch was for trapping insects. I love the information. I always learn something!

13 Mar 2020 1:02am

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

This is gorgeous! The photo is sharp and clear, and with such color!!

13 Mar 2020 2:46am

Ginnie Hart from Netherlands

This is TEXTBOOK, Steven.

13 Mar 2020 5:53am

Joëlle from France

Joliment cadré, bien vu bien pris bravo à toi

13 Mar 2020 6:45am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

What a great macro of this orchis

13 Mar 2020 10:49am

Remus from Portugal

Great close-up.
It's as if it's with open arms.

13 Mar 2020 3:06pm

willy from Belgium

une superbe prise de cette belle orchidée Steven


13 Mar 2020 5:42pm

fereshteh.kamelan from mashhad, Iran


14 Mar 2020 10:16am

Anne from France

Elle est splendide!

14 Mar 2020 3:58pm

Urspo from Phoenix, United States

orchids are bizarre and beautiful

15 Mar 2020 11:51pm

The Yum List from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

These flowers are so beautiful and the variety is incredible.

16 Mar 2020 7:30am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

such a stunning specimen

25 Mar 2020 7:37pm