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Slc Tutankamen 'Pop'

This is a discussion on Slc Tutankamen 'Pop' within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Here is a new orchid I got from my mother for Christmas. It came in ...

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    Default Slc Tutankamen 'Pop'

    Here is a new orchid I got from my mother for Christmas. It came in bud and has been open for about 2 weeks. Had 4 blossoms, but one fell off. I've had to wait for hubby to return from D.C. with the good camera to take pictures of it for me. So, if I learned my light lesson from Piper, the glistening refracted light factor has come through a little in this photo.

    And it's fragrant. Flowers are approx 2" X 2".
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    Ronnie-Sue, beautiful color. The Cattleyas will never cease to amaze me for their sheer outrageousness.

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    Haha! I'd agree, both with Louis that it's a beaut, and also that you've caught some of that elusive iridescence.

    I don't think that film can ever really show that quality - of the purplish sheen in a grackle's wing, or the blue shimmer in a morpho butterfly. We can capture all this on film, but the film only repeats the lesson in a pigment (in the film and processing.) The shimmer is lost. The shimmer is from the refractance, and I don't believe film can do that.

    Shimmer is important though - I think where we can, we should mention the shimmer factor, since our cameras fail us in that regard. (That's certainly a reason I'd choose a plant!) If it shimmers - tell all!

    Ok, I'm shimmered out and going to bed...

    Julie

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    You're such a nerd, Julie!

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    You're such a dog, Ellie P!

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