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Nature's Garden

Nature’s Garden
Photograph by Mark W. Moffett

Lady’s slipper orchids (Cypripedium franchetii) add splashes of crimson to the forest in northern Yunnan Province. The Hengduan Mountains are a botanist’s delight. Among the stands of oaks, maples, and bamboos grow such plants as lilacs, roses, primroses, rhododendrons, and a favorite of gardeners, the regal lily.

Camera: Canon EOS III
Film Type: Ektachrome SW
Lens: 17-35mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/8 @ f/22
Weather Conditions: Partly cloudy
Time of Day: 10 a.m.
Lighting Techniques: Ambient

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