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a few Vandaceous orchids Ascda Chuiangmai Gold and Vanda Susan delight

This is a discussion on a few Vandaceous orchids Ascda Chuiangmai Gold and Vanda Susan delight within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; The spootted yellow is Ascda Chuiangmai Gold, The darker brown, olooks a poor shape, but ...

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    Default a few Vandaceous orchids Ascda Chuiangmai Gold and Vanda Susan delight

    The spootted yellow is Ascda Chuiangmai Gold, The darker brown, olooks a poor shape, but its largelyn the floweer I snapped and the angle, its =quite normally good really , is Ascda Haad Ravi x Lena Galbo , and the pink is V.Susan delight.
    All have flowers a bit below normal in size, quality and certainly flower count ; 7 on each of the Haad Ravi cross and Susan Delight, and 10 on Chiangmai Gold , which is of course a smaller flower - say 6 or 7 cm, as compared to the 8 or 9 of the other two.
    These are part of a row of a couple of dozen plants all repotted at the same time - early April and May, so the poorer flowers can be blamed on the disturbance. There are perhaps half a dozen more in the batch in spike . Half a dozen which have not flowered recently have been given the cold night treatment - simply left outside the greenhouse for three nights when temperatures of 8-10 minimum were expected . So far only one has responded ( the cool night trick was done 4-6 weeks ago) and that is an Aranda or perhaps a Mokara which has gone mad and produced what look like flower spikes in half a dozen places . I don't expect it will carry them all, maybe I'm asking too much and none will come to anything.
    The sixty four dollar question is what they would have done if not repotted ?
    Incidentally, I see from my notes that all these three were in flower at this time last year - they were part of my offering for my Societys display at a big show, and there were also some others - but I have another row to look at, where I may find some more flowering plants .

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    All three are beautiful blooms!!! I like the color on the second one the most actually and once the bloom is more open I bet I'll look better. Congrats !!!

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    I am always amazed at how successful you are with the vandaceous.

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    The first one is sooo cute!!

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    All three are very beautiful.

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    Love all three of these orchids, but that final one, the Vanda Susan Delight has such rich and full color.

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    Mr. Dorsetman: Wow!!! These are just charming; I think I prefer the simpler bloom and great colors to the orchids with more exotic shapes (I tend to be a purist - I like my chocolate without fruit, my pizza without pineapples, my rose arrangements without baby's breath - God forbid! and so on...). There was an again unidentified orchid on my last trip to the Orchid Conservatory here that I THINK is a vanda - I'm attaching a photo, so maybe you can tell. Of all those I saw last time, I think this was the most outstanding. I really couldn't capture the blue, which was a deep periwinkle. When I grow up, I hope I can raise a few half as lovely as yours.
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    Ps - Can I ask what camera you use for photographing your plants? Do you use a tripod? I'm just learning to work with my first DSLR (a Nikon D80 with an 18-105 lens). I have a macro lens available to me, but I haven't dared try it out yet, and I do use a tripod when home, but it's hard to travel with. Sometimes I think I took better pictures with my Canon 590 point-and-shoot. So many things to learn all at once!

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    You have a Vanda - probably a hybrid, but a lot of V.coerulea in it . If you know the name and work out the pedigree, sometimes they are 11th generation crosses , using coeulea lots of times.

    Photography ; I often use a Nikon D300 with the 60mm Nikon iMicro lens - a very old lens, dates back to my first Nikon film camera , maybe - about 1970 something . Will do 1:1 with a film camera body, or maybe 1.6:1 on the digital stuff. Occasionally I use the 18-300 zoom. The Nikon stuff is too heavy for an old man like me to cart around on holiday, even though I'm not a great photographer these days and am not worried about a spare body and half a dozen lenses ; so I have a Fuji super-zoom which is about 30-420mm , and I sometimes used that for orchids too if no real close up stuff is needed.
    No I don't use a tripod ; I often use A priority and dial the smallest stop I can get , like f40, and use flash - built in, or a separate flash head or even more than one to eliminate shadows ( which can be bothersome even against a black background - and in these cases I use tripods for the flash(es) . I think I have been learning about photographing orchids just as long as I have been growing them and learning about them. Two great hobbies.

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    Yay! I thought it was a vanda and I assume the "coerulea" in it refers to the blue pigmentation. You have to forgive me my wild enthusiasms, but I've had to retire at 48, having taught English, tax law, practiced estate planning, raised 2 kids (my 20 year-old daughter just finished sophomore pre-med at Columbia (with 4.0); my 17 year-old son is also a 4.0 student and plays the trumpet for the Boston Symphony Youth Orchestra, among other things) - and despite my health, my appetite for learning is still as voracious as it ever was.

    My husband - a retired judge, is the photographer in this family; he's been patient with me, but flowers aren't quite his thing. He's the one who trots around with cases full of cameras, lenses, tripods, flashes, etc, and is now getting back into medium format film. I'd love to have him do some portraits of my orchids some day, but he prefers rusted old trucks. For now, I thank you for the hint on Aperture - I generally use it, but keep the fstop around 4-8. I usually have used my photos for painting - I work in both oils and watercolors - but some of the orchid portraits I've seen are truly works of art in themselves.

    You're right - these are great hobbies, and I since I am new in Atlanta and housebound much of the time, this forum has really been my only contact with other fans. And I must say, y'all have been wonderful.


    I tried these of my new phal this morning:
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