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Cattleya granulosa

This is a discussion on Cattleya granulosa within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Originally Posted by mauraec Do you photograph professionally? Or are you one of the many ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mauraec View Post
    Do you photograph professionally? Or are you one of the many sophisticated and talented amateurs on the forum? In any event, I'd love to hear the specifics on your set-up.
    Thanks Maura, i really try to make good photos.
    Just an amateur...
    My set-up:
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    Great shot of an exceptional cattelya.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mauricioguga View Post
    Thanks Maura, i really try to make good photos.
    Just an amateur...
    My set-up:
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    Sigma Macro LENS 105mm f2.8
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    LED light (for camcorders)
    THANK YOU! I assume your macro lens is fixed-focus, which, in my short experience, I have only seen at 60 and 70mm - but you get a great shot at 105 and 2.8 is one fast lens! I generally also use a black background, but it never occurred to me to use an LED light. Does that give you more accurate color? What white balance setting would you use with an LED light?

    I apologize for all the tech questions, but it really helps me to know as much as I can about the best techniques for photographing my orchids.

    And kudos to you, again, my friend, for such beautiful work.

    Maura

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    Love it!
    On my wish list! Love the bifoliates.

    andre

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    Wonderful species.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mauraec View Post
    THANK YOU! I assume your macro lens is fixed-focus, which, in my short experience, I have only seen at 60 and 70mm - but you get a great shot at 105 and 2.8 is one fast lens! I generally also use a black background, but it never occurred to me to use an LED light. Does that give you more accurate color? What white balance setting would you use with an LED light?

    I apologize for all the tech questions, but it really helps me to know as much as I can about the best techniques for photographing my orchids.

    And kudos to you, again, my friend, for such beautiful work.

    Maura
    Thanks again Maura!
    Yes the lens is fixed-focus.
    I have a flash but i cant use it correctly (my fault) so i think the led light is easier to adjust.
    For the white balance i make some tests, i like the "sunny+shadow" set (i make my photos into the green house...)

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    Hi Mauricio!

    As I said, I have never used an LED light, but Phillip, my husband, has a ring LED for his 60mm fixed-focus and he's gunning for a 105mm like yours. He's gotten some funky colors from the ring, and I REALLY don't like using a flash (makes for a flat-looking photo), so we both tend to shoot in indirect daylighting indoors, but get the best colors outdoors, as long as the light is good enough. Thanks for letting me know about the white balance - I also take a lot of shots with different white balances to compare which give the most accurate color. I've found, though, that anything in the darker tones of pink/purple/magenta is REALLY tough to get, so I think I'll see if an LED will help with that. Thanks!

    Maura

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    Maura I have this species. If you wait till spring I will try and send you a division. Bifoilates hate being moved. It will do better when they start producing new roots. Just remind me...I will forget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdayinflorida View Post
    Maura I have this species. If you wait till spring I will try and send you a division. Bifoilates hate being moved. It will do better when they start producing new roots. Just remind me...I will forget.
    What can I say? THANK YOU, CATHY! You better believe I'll remind you - this going on my calendar in big red ink! Honestly, I am truly grateful for the offer - I haven't received a single division or clone from anyone I know yet, so this would be my first - and I would REALLY take good care of it.

    Maura

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