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Posted By: aacjr, 03-31-2015, 02:14 PM

I found this flower growing in my back yard and I have never seen one like it. I had to take a picture of it because it looked so exotic. Can anyone tell me what type of flower it is, also any comments or critiques are welcome.

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03-31-2015, 02:20 PM   #2
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I would have a guess and say its some sort of Orchid, but that really is a guess.
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I have no clue...
On the other hand, it's a gorgeous shot!
03-31-2015, 05:43 PM   #4
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I would have a guess and say its some sort of Orchid, but that really is a guess.
That was my first guess too.


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On the other hand, it's a gorgeous shot
Thank you

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Great photo!

It looks a little like the Miltoniopsis roezlii or some other type of Miltonia. I don't know much about orchids, but that's the best I could find. Again, great photo!
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Great photo!

It looks a little like the Miltoniopsis roezlii or some other type of Miltonia. I don't know much about orchids, but that's the best I could find. Again, great photo!
Thank you.
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QuoteOriginally posted by mullac7991 Quote
Great photo!

It looks a little like the Miltoniopsis roezlii or some other type of Miltonia. I don't know much about orchids, but that's the best I could find. Again, great photo!
I was going to say the same thing, but this looks like its sporting an extra petal. Aren't the Miltonias 5 petaled?

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Whatever it is is sure is pretty.
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Found the answer right here on this site… It is an African Iris.
Thanks all for your help and comments.
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Found the answer right here on this site… It is an African Iris.
Thanks all for your help and comments.
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Quite correct.

This site is a really good resource for identifying all sorts of flowers and bugs.

Nice shot too. I like the angle you have taken. Most photos I have seen of this flower, including some of mine, are taken from straight overhead which reveals perfect triple symmetry, but which results in a very flat perspective. You have revealed a 3-D like symmetry. Thanks for a new look on an old favourite.
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Quite correct.

This site is a really good resource for identifying all sorts of flowers and bugs.

Nice shot too. I like the angle you have taken. Most photos I have seen of this flower, including some of mine, are taken from straight overhead which reveals perfect triple symmetry, but which results in a very flat perspective. You have revealed a 3-D like symmetry. Thanks for a new look on an old favourite.
Thank you for your kind comments… I’m very happy you like the shot.
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