Gold Cup Orchids

Gold Cup Orchids

Bolz Conservatory
Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Madison, WI

About Bo Mackison

I'm a photographer, book-artist, traveler, naturalist, and creator of the Contemplative Creatives Journey, An Online Workshop and Community and Desert Wisdom Cards and Workshops. Though often not well known, I find the desert a welcoming place - a healing space. Its mysteries and gifts transformed me several years ago. Since that first encounter, I return again and again to fill my well in what most people think of as a desolate region. I'd love to share my desert discoveries and wisdom with you. Please subscribe to receive my five part mini email course The Gifts of the Desert. It's my gift to you.


  1. This is a beautiful photograph Bo and so perfectly composed – it reminds me of when I was in my late 20’s and I visited the Glasgow Botanical Gardens to take resource photos of flowers and my favourites were the orchids. I was dressed a little bit colourfully that day in a pastel pink, shiny raincoat and blue cord jodphurs. Two visitors to the gardens took my photograph while I was photographing the orchids and I still have those pictures of flowers as slides – wow! sorry your picture just brought back a chapter in my life!

  2. Lovely and I like the way the orchids were captured giving depth. 🙂

  3. Gandalf says:

    Orchids are among my favorites. The two prominent blooms seem to be looking at us while we look at them. The bud in the foreground seems like it could jump out of the picture and bloom in my office.

    Very nice.

  4. HeyJules says:

    Great subject Barbara! Beautiful color and composition – even your DOF is spot on. You really nailed this one.

  5. Wonderful flowers! I was thinking of buying one in the last few days, what a coincidence…! 🙂

  6. AK_Adventurer says:

    This gorgeous photo really captures the beauty of these Orchids. Great job!!

  7. Beautiful picture nicely captured. I love the baby birds that one can see in the middle of orchids.

  8. montucky says:

    Great photo, Bo! Beautiful!

  9. The details of this photo is perfect! WOW I just love the DOF that you captured!

  10. A warm glasshouse full of flowers has an appeal!

  11. Oh my! Those are beautiful! And what a fabulous shot… I get the strong impression your one of those crazy photographers who aren’t afraid to get on their belly to get a shot! What a beautiful shot!

  12. maria Hopkins says:

    These two beautiful orchids just pop right out of the photo. The background is very nice, too.

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