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Orchid & Plumeria photographs from USA / Biennial adventures

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Walter John

Hello folks, much has been said and shown already from the recently completed IPS Miami biennial. I would like to introduce a specific post on the orchids and some plumeria I and others saw up close and personal. I know Daryl took a number of very good orchid and plumeria photographs as well and when he finds the time I'd love to see his as well. It won't matter if they of the same plant, there's always a different angle and of course with more superior cameras than mine, a lot more definition.

Most of the orchid pics are from our visit to Autobon house in Key West, I'll just post them array style, tell me what you think and add your own pics of course. One of the many advantages of being a member of IPS and Palmtalk, posting of many photos, sharing the fun.

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Walter John

contd....

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Walter John

So good to have a close study of these photos myself..

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Walter John

Here's a few more plus some plumeria pics, I hope you likey, let's hope others add to this.

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Daryl

Here's a few Wal...

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