Some of my favorite orchids to photograph are the Miltonia Orchids. Also known as pansy orchids, these natives of Brazil can be easily identified by their pansy shaped petals. Since the Miltonia orchids originated in the moist conditions of the rainforests, you need to keep them moist but not soggy.
Miltonia orchids were first classified as a separate genus of orchid in 1837 by John Lindley. They are named in honor of English orchid enthusiast Lord Fitzwilliam Milton.
Here are some of my favorite photographs of Miltonia orchids.
Alger Flamingo Queen Miltonia Orchid
Pluto cv. Katie Miltonia Orchid
Beethoven Miltonia Orchid
Sao Paulo Miltonia Orchid
Lycaena Stamperland Miltonia Orchid
Miltonia Orchids – unknown variety
Pluto cv Katie Miltonia Orchid