Orchids - The Sexiest Flower

Join us for the New Hampshire Orchid Society's 23rd annual orchid show in Nashua, NH. From 8-9AM the show will be open only to photographers, and will allow use of tripods and flash.

The show is held at the Radisson Hotel in Nashua, NH. The hotel is just off Route 3 at Exit 1 - click here for a map & directions. Admission is $10 for adults (but free for photogs between 8AM-9AM).

Orchid Facts and Triva:
Originating about some 80 million years ago, orchids are a fascinating group. The name is derived from the Greek orchis, which means testicle, so named because of the shape of their bulbous roots. There are about 25,000 different types of orchids, and it's estimated that another 5,000 have yet to be discovered.

You've eaten orchids (as Vanilla), they have inspired books (The Orchid Thief) and movies (Adaptation, based on the book), and were illegal for English women to own for a time because they were considered too sensual.

The largest orchids can grow to 60 feet, weight 2,000 pounds, and produce 10,000 flowers.

Finally, note that I cannot attend due to a previous engagement. If someone would be good enough to step up to organize this even, we'd all be much obliged.

 

Join or login to comment.

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi! I got there after the doors opened but think I recognized a few of you! The Orchids were spectacular.

    February 15, 2014

  • Rick R.

    Amazing displays, though I struggled with the lighting. I love backlit flowers, but the spotlights were a bit overpowering on some of the displays. Otherwise got some nice shots (I think). Got there kind of late so sorry I didn't have a chance to introduce myself!

    February 15, 2014

  • Karen C.

    Already signed up for this with another MeetUp group. Hope to see some of you there. I can't wait!

    February 9, 2014

    • John

      There's another photo Meetup group?

      February 14, 2014

    • Karen C.

      I am also a part of the Image Makers Photographic Workshop MeetUp group. They organized a trip to the Orchid show as well.

      February 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Did everyone want to meet in the lobby before heading in?

    February 11, 2014

    • John

      If you get there just before 8, meet outside the exhibit doors. If you get there before 7:30, meet in the lobby, which is right near the main entrance.

      February 11, 2014

10 went

Our Sponsors

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Imagine having a community behind you

Get started Learn more
Rafaël

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

Rafaël, started French Conversation Group

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy