Wild Orchids of S France, Botanical style

I have a great love of wild Orchids. Living where I do allows me to indulge in my passion, we have over 18 different varieties growing within a 5km range of our home, many of them within a 20 minute walk from our door!

A number of years ago in the UK I was at the Malvern Spring Show, they often host a superb RHS show of Botanical paintings with the artists attending. I struck up conversation with one of the artists who's images I was particulaly take with about the beauty of the style and the skill involved in their art. The lady was very talented and was sure that I could not create the same with my camera, I decided to see how I could create a similar image with the camera. These are my 'versions' of a Botanical image of the local wild Orchids