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Slc Love Castle 'Kurenai'

This is a discussion on Slc Love Castle 'Kurenai' within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Purples can be so frustrating to capture accurately with digital cameras. This should be a ...

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    Default Slc Love Castle 'Kurenai'

    Purples can be so frustrating to capture accurately with digital cameras. This should be a vibrant darker purple instead and a very dark purple (not red) lip.

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    It's very pretty, but I know what you mean. The color never seems to come out right.

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    Sometimes you have to try a few backgrounds to get the color right...and then sometimes it doesn't work. lol Pretty one!

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    I've had the same problem capturing a catt with magenta - lighter petals, darker lip. I think I messed around with the white balance in outdoor lighting - black background - to get something SORT OF close to the color I wanted. I can do a lot of photo-editing on my Mac, but I rarely do, since I am more likely to ruin the photo than to improve it. I find outdoor light, especially on cloudy days, give the best colors, but I'm no expert.

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    I think you did a wonderful job with the photo. The color is stunning and I bet the fragrance is also. Beautiful orchid bloom and photography, Paul.

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    Ditto ! This is a lovely clone, I have one with some yellow eyes on the lip.
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    I think you did a wonderful job with the photo. The color is stunning and I bet the fragrance is also. Beautiful orchid bloom and photography, Paul.

    cheers,
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    Very beautiful. I know what you mean by not being able to capture the correct colour. Maura'a suggestion of photographing it on cloudy days is good. For me the worst is to use flash.

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    Spectacular! I love those dark colors.

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    I have this with a few buds, I haven't seen it bloom I'm waiting for them to open to see if I have yellow eyes. Beautiful bloomer and I was told it blooms often. Happy to see it's so pretty.

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    Very lovely...
    I find very early in the morning gives me the best photos. But I'm not an expert.
    I find true blues the hardest to capture for me. I know I must be doing something wrong.
    Your photo is GREAT!

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