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Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 13 May 2020 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

The Hoof of Venus, also known as the Hoof of the Virgin or Shoe of Notre-Dame. spotted at the Chicago Suburban Orchid Show at the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton, Illinois on February 15, 2020.

Many thanks to yo for providing the name of this orchid!

NIKON D7000 1/60 second F/5.3 ISO 892 75 mm

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By Marie from France

The light is beautiful on this orchid Steven, I really like this picture.

13 May 2020 5:02am

yoshimiparis from France

I like the color of this orchid
ps: we still see "reflection" from here to there; the light is still present anyway ...

13 May 2020 5:08am

Martine Girard from Brest, France

Magnifique photo.

13 May 2020 5:20am

Jean-Louis Guianvarc'h from Valence d'Albigeois, France

Une vue rapprochée impressionnante.

13 May 2020 5:41am

jpla from Anjou, France

Bien mise en valeur

13 May 2020 6:07am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland


13 May 2020 6:23am

lisl from Bath, United Kingdom

This looks almost like a glass ornament

13 May 2020 6:23am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Wouah ....trop belle !!!

13 May 2020 6:25am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bien vu ces couleurs

13 May 2020 6:27am

Gérard from Allauch, France

This part in the heart, looks like the pelican's neck.
Good macro !

13 May 2020 6:34am

@Gérard: You have a great eye!

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Une autre très jolie photo et de superbe détails.
Bonne journée Steven

13 May 2020 7:24am

jean pierre from Paris, France

superbes compo, couleurs et lumière!! amts

13 May 2020 7:34am

Maryse from bordeaux, France

Il en existe je ne sais combien de variétés toutes aussi belles les unes que les autres !
Celle-ci est magnifique avec ce panaché de couleurs allant du blanc au jaune puis au brun !
Comment ne pas les aimer ?
Bonne journée Steven

13 May 2020 8:16am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Wonderful colors!

13 May 2020 8:20am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

another lovely glistening capture

13 May 2020 8:40am

omar from Hamburg, Germany

And another one, as beautiful as the one before that! Awesome flowers.

13 May 2020 9:03am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

somewhat mysterious

13 May 2020 9:09am

willy from Belgium

bien mise en valeur de cette jolie orchidée Steven


13 May 2020 9:23am

Paleblue Photography from St. Catharines, Canada


13 May 2020 10:09am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

This is a special one !!

13 May 2020 10:14am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

A superb image Steven. Excellent detail and color. 5*

13 May 2020 10:40am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

A glorious macro image.

13 May 2020 10:57am

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada


13 May 2020 11:34am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Very beautiful photo of the Orchid with superb colors .

13 May 2020 2:06pm

Rose from Clinton, United States

I just don't have anything to say that has not been said of this wonderful image. And I love the comment about the pelican's neck.

13 May 2020 2:19pm

Nadine from Le Sud......, France

superbe macro ...au cœur de la fleur...très belle

13 May 2020 2:33pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Wow...splendid capture :))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

13 May 2020 2:45pm

Dreams come true from Utrecht, Netherlands

Great picture from the colorful orchid and the details .

13 May 2020 2:52pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Stunning details

13 May 2020 2:59pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful focus, colors & details!

13 May 2020 6:09pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Wow.... Merveilleuse. 5*

13 May 2020 8:15pm

yo from Ile de France, France

Superbe et rare !
Je pense à celle-ci :

13 May 2020 8:22pm

@yo: Je crois que tu as raison! Merci beaucoup d'avoir fourni le nom de l'orchidée.

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran


13 May 2020 10:08pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A lovely close up of this impressive flower.

13 May 2020 11:03pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is gorgeous. Such amazing colours.

13 May 2020 11:14pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I didn't know there were so many different kinds of Orchids. Lovely.

13 May 2020 11:25pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

while I admire the hobbyists who devote their efforts to the beauty and variety of these exotic blooms, I more admire the cultivators of heritage tomatoes, whose fruits literally satisfy my palate

14 May 2020 12:55am

@Harry: I hear you there! We're looking forward to planting some Memorial Day weekend.

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

The colors in this orchid are stunning. A gorgeous image!

14 May 2020 1:15am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A wonderful orchid that you found. Excellent image.

14 May 2020 1:56am

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

All of these orchids seem so waxy - is it something that is applied for show?

14 May 2020 2:19am

Manav Singhi from Jaipur, India


14 May 2020 3:53am

jeanmadis from Chonburi, Thailand

Magnifique !
Une splendeur de la nature.

15 May 2020 2:04am

Sudipto Sarkar from Hyderabad, India

Beautiful as it is, if I remember correctly, it eats insects too!
Nicely captured... :)

15 May 2020 12:15pm

Remus from Portugal

Stunning close-up.
Great composition with amazing details.

15 May 2020 2:27pm

CrashRyan from NJ/NYC, United States

i feel like it's going to bite me .... I shouldn't have watched Aliens earlier

18 May 2020 3:20am