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Corals, Anemones, and Orchids?

I visited the NY Botanical Gardens this last weekend to catch the orchid show. I must say, this was quite a treat; the orchids (and botanical garden in general) were beautiful. It was a rainy day, but that didn’t put a damper on things, instead it created a nice setting for photos! I’m not a professional photographer, but I’m pretty happy with how they turned out.

While taking photos I realized how similar plants (especially cactii) are to corals. It is a common mistake for people not familiar with corals to think they look like plants, but those of us who have taken care of them for years, pretty much dismiss this idea because we think, “obviously one is a plant and the other is an animal”. Looking at it from an artist’s perspective I thought it would be cool to juxtapose plant life with ocean life. I think it would prove for some intriguing artwork. I’ll add it to my long queue of things to paint.

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New York Botanical Gardens - Brazilian Orchid Show

Enjoy some of these pics from the orchid show! And for those artists who need some flower or plant reference, feel free to use these images for studies or what have you. The orchid show images are all up for free use, commercial or whatever. If you want to give me credit for something that is great. Or just link to my blog.

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One Response to “Corals, Anemones, and Orchids?”

  1. May 8th, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Cherry Blossom Festival at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens | Ocean Painting says:

    […] weekend I went to the Cherry Blossom Festival at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. I went to the Orchid Show a few weeks ago and really enjoyed taking photographs of the flowers so I figured the Cherry Festival would provide […]

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