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Finally saw it: Dendrobium amboinensis

This is a discussion on Finally saw it: Dendrobium amboinensis within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Been getting up early such that I would see this one flower: and staying up ...

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    Default Finally saw it: Dendrobium amboinensis

    Been getting up early such that I would see this one flower: and staying up late. Did not quite know when it would flower, but I have ALWAYS missed it before!

    The flowers open at dawn and stay open for a few hours only. Although the plant has flowered before, I have never seen it.

    And it is a pain taking good pictures because the flowers open downwards, the wind was going outside and the flowers are all over the place and the light is poor when the flowers open.
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    I can imagine what a joy has been in your home
    Would be really pity to miss again such a beautiful flower so your "guard" is rewarded. And what a pity too that this beautiful flower last only a few hours. BTW - the photos are great!

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    Worth all the wait and the trouble photographing it. Great photos. I know how difficult it is to take photos of white blooms and to do so with the breeze blowing too..... Good technique.

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    Beautiful flower! I fully agree with Branka -- such a shame the flowers are so short-lived

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    That's a stunning bloom! Its worth the wait capturing it and preserving it in photos, great pics. Thank you for sharing.

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    Beautiful orchid, and great photos, Lars. Thanks for taking time out to post those so that we could ALL see how beautiful it is...Betty :-)

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    They are beautiful, do they have fragrance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    Worth all the wait and the trouble photographing it. Great photos. I know how difficult it is to take photos of white blooms and to do so with the breeze blowing too..... Good technique.
    Ditto. An extraordinary flower! Beautiful.

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    I'm glad you finally got to see it. Really cool blooms. Thank you for sharing with us.

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