Re: Bronze Slipper Orchid in oils xpost florals
You've captured the sense of iridescence neatly! And it's great that you have not fallen into the trap of most orchid photographers, who for some reason avoid anything but diffused frontal lighting... and thus fail to convey the incredible depth and modeling of these blooms. You've given us a real sense of the dimensional quality of these blooms.
Judging a Manet from the point of view of Bouguereau, the Manet has not been finished. Judging a Bouguereau from the point of view of Manet, the Bouguereau has not been begun.
--Robert Henri, The Art Spirit