In 2015 we spent three nights in San Francisco… we didn’t arrive till early evening and just time to have a spruce up before dinner. The following morning, we did a tour of the tourist highlights of San Francisco and a trip to Alcatraz. The following day was free for us to explore San Francisco.

The previous day, we had been driven around San Francisco and drove by the Conservatory of Flowers… so that was on our agenda for a visit the following day. Mind you our route planning wasn’t spot on, but we did manage to capture all we wanted to. Even if we did go the long way around.

Within our list of places to visit, was the Conservatory of Flowers… There amongst the varieties of flowers stood this pair of orchids. I just loved the colour.

A photograph of a pair of orchids photographed at the Conservactory of flowers in San Francisco.

Camera Settings

Camera: Canon EOS 600D
Lens: Canon EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
F/Number: f/7.1
ISO: 200
Focal Distance: 135 mm

Shutter Speed: 1/8 sec
Photograph Date: 02.05.2015
Location: Conservatory of Flowers, San Francisco.
Software: Adobe Lightroom

We had a lovely day, but I can tell you this, we were cream-crackered and slept well that evening. In a way it would have been nice to have just one more free day there. But it wasn’t to be as the very next morning we were up at the crack of dawn and heading to Oakland to catch a train down to Merced for our visit to Yosemite National Park.

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10 responses to “Orchids”

  1. I love orchids, not only the cultivated ones but also the ones that grow in the wild. They are much smaller and most people even don’t recognise them. They are strongly protected as their habitats here in Belgium rare.

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  2. Like picpholio, I love wild orchids too. But this one is a stunner.

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    1. There were masses of them of them there.

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  3. Your orchids have a wonderful color to them. Thanks for sharing.

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      1. You are welcome! xo


    1. The colour is what caught my eye.


  4. Wonderful orchids for the day 😀

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