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National Flower of Singapore

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 10 February 2013 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Vanda Miss Joaquim, the first hybrid orchid from Singapore, was first described in 1893. It's named after Agnes Joaquim in whose garden it originated. It was selected as the national flower in 1981.

National Orchid Garden
Singapore Botanic Gardens

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Beautiful flower

10 Feb 2013 5:30am

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

How nice to be greeted by such an enchanting flower on the Chinese New Year Day!:-) Wishing you and yours a great Year of the Snake!!!

10 Feb 2013 6:01am

Mandar from Kudal, India


10 Feb 2013 6:06am

Achuth from New Haven, United States

beautiful !

10 Feb 2013 6:33am

rem_la from Villiers sur Marne, France

belle couleur

10 Feb 2013 6:38am

Calusarus from Drome des collines, France

Beautiful sharpen and DoF for this shot

10 Feb 2013 6:40am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

It's a beauty, fabulous shot.

10 Feb 2013 7:33am

PATRICK from miramas, France

MAGNIFIC 5******

10 Feb 2013 7:40am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

I went straight to my pendant to check...and it has indeed this shape, not the colour though being gold plated. Looking at these photos of orchids that you have presented us....I wish I had a "green thumb" for orchids.....but, unfortunately, I don't.

10 Feb 2013 7:43am

helys from Paris, France

Beautiful flower
Wonderful soft color
Great DOF, clarity, shapes, textures

10 Feb 2013 7:46am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

Ii like this soft sense
well done

10 Feb 2013 7:55am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Love the pink!

10 Feb 2013 8:40am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Superbe fleur et finesse la couleur et la douceur grandiose.

10 Feb 2013 9:04am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & amazing!
so beautiful colors!

10 Feb 2013 9:09am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Beautiful again Steve

10 Feb 2013 9:57am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Very beautiful !

10 Feb 2013 10:59am

Devi from Chennai, India

Beautiful shot !!! And thank you for the info. Never knew this :-)

10 Feb 2013 11:27am

Vert Pomme from Montreuil Sous Bois, France


10 Feb 2013 11:45am

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Another beautiful orchid. I love the colors, and the framing is perfect. An excellent photo, I love it.
Have a good Sunday.

10 Feb 2013 1:04pm

Pernelle from Ville d'Avray, France

what a lovely and delicate flower !

10 Feb 2013 1:44pm

Paul from summerside, Canada


10 Feb 2013 2:08pm

Denise from granby, québec, Canada

Another fantastic shot of these fascinating flowers.

10 Feb 2013 2:16pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful and delicate flower. Excellent. :)

10 Feb 2013 2:28pm

Don from Spokane, United States

I like how this beautiful flower is positioned in your frame. Very well done.

10 Feb 2013 3:58pm

Florence from Paris, France

A real beauty indeed.

10 Feb 2013 4:11pm

Olivier Rault from Bayeux, France

Wonderful, i love it !

10 Feb 2013 5:12pm

Kiki from Ambert, Auvergne, France

It looks like she dances on her green track ! Very beautiful !

10 Feb 2013 5:52pm

CarineB from Paris, France

Great macro, perfect flower.

10 Feb 2013 6:05pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

This beautiful orchid closely resembles the national flower of Venezuela ... the colors are almost the same. Beautiful closeup, the colors are wonderful !!!

10 Feb 2013 6:09pm

destani from mashhad, Iran

Excellent ! 5*****

10 Feb 2013 6:23pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Beautiful colors! Superb image!

10 Feb 2013 6:51pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Beautiful and delicate

10 Feb 2013 8:06pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Great orchid colors; really good detail.

10 Feb 2013 8:27pm

franz from Baden, Austria

your series of orchids is magnificent, steve, with one image more impressive than the other !!!

10 Feb 2013 8:59pm

christine from schoten, Belgium

Lovely colors and composition, a joyful and bright image!

10 Feb 2013 9:38pm

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

Great DoF on this one.

10 Feb 2013 10:59pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

great composition and bokeh

10 Feb 2013 11:26pm

Z from Shanghai, China

the pink is so delicate...

10 Feb 2013 11:46pm

Mooie from Vancouver, Canada

Impressive... looks like a lady alright!

11 Feb 2013 1:26am

Abena from Illinois, United States

I love the green over here ! And the white and soft pink hues of the flower. It's lovely !

11 Feb 2013 4:06am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Very beautiful orchid.

11 Feb 2013 4:51pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

this does deserve to be a national flower, very beautiful. :)

11 Feb 2013 7:27pm

Anina Botes from Auckland, New Zealand

I always admire your flower images. Your detail and lighting are always spot on

11 Feb 2013 10:22pm

Diana from Olympia, United States


13 Feb 2013 6:05pm

JD York from Aberdeen, United States

that is superb !

14 Feb 2013 6:43pm