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An Impossible Orchid

By TonyDy
At Southport Flower Show this year this Phalaenopsis was on the stand of the Orchid Society. I couldn't believe the colour and, when I asked the guy on the stand, he admitted it had been dyed blue for a "Royal" display and was displayed with white and red ones that were genuine! You can't believe everything you see!!!

Tags: Blue Orchid Flowers and plants

Voters: Fefe, ZoeKemp, Joline and 11 more

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Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2012 11:42AM
Soooo pretty................ shame they are dyed, I would love one this colour.

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TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2012 11:49AM
Me, too, Diane.
ZoeKemp 5 31 England
24 Nov 2012 12:04PM
stunning blue orchid. lovely macro
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
24 Nov 2012 12:48PM
It certainly is effective, Tony, would love an orchid this colour, well captured. Carol
TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2012 1:35PM
Thank you both.
beautiful close great colours. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin
PinkK 8 80 1 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2012 1:55PM
Lovely image
TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2012 2:41PM
Thank you both.
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2012 7:12PM
Lovely colours and image Tony.
TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2012 7:29PM
Thanks, Brian.
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2012 9:33PM
A great orchid, maybe one day they will make a real blue one.
Ali SmileSmileSmile
TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2012 10:48PM
I hope so, Ali.Cheers.
adrian_w Plus
10 3.7k 4 England
25 Nov 2012 5:11PM
that certainly grabbed my attention! At first I thought you had done some clever photoshopping.
I believe they use coloured dyes in the water which is taken up by the plant & shows through.
Great capture, as usual.
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
29 Nov 2012 11:27PM
well I thought is it me or he is really good at photoshop!!!
thanks for the information.. and the detail is amazing. wonder whether they put ink in the water?
TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2012 11:07AM
Cheers, Annette - I think it was dye in the water.

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