Hummingbird Moth & Orchid

Hummingbird Moth & Orchid-Valorie Vogel

My favorite flowers are orchids. What I love about them is that there are so many different kinds. (Over 25,000 species in the world) That is a lot of uniqueness!  Some of these blossoms can be quite intricate and look like birds flying or dancing ladies in fancy dresses. 

In this painting I added a hummingbird moth. They look just like hummingbirds when they hover amongst the flowers, only smaller. 

This orchid is called a "cattleya labiata" and has a red lip and yellow eyes.