This is one of the images that has been in
a lot of my shows. It is a particular favorite of mine
which is funny, because I almost passed on it when
we were selecting images for my first flower show.
My best friend (now my wife) insisted I should include this
one. Once I made a print and saw it more "life size" I
changed my mind. People stop and stare at it thinking
it is an underwater scene. (Which is fitting since one of the common
names for them is "Octopus Orchid".) They are usually quite
pleasantly surprised when they realize what the subject actually is.