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Cattleya purpurata

This is a discussion on Cattleya purpurata within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I have to get one of these. It's beautiful!...

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    I have to get one of these. It's beautiful!

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    Beautiful! I've never seen that variety. Good growing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horst View Post
    Maura,

    It took some time to answer you about our camera work.
    "Our camera work" because most of the images are taken by my assistant Karina.
    I'm traveling most the time of the year. My input is restricted in arranging the equipment and improving her skills.

    We are using mainly a Canon 1000D. All images of normal size flowers are taken with a standard lens 18-55mm.
    For small flowers we may use a Canon lens EF50mm 1:1.4 Ultrasonic.

    The aperture is kept as small as possible and compensated by keeping it longer open. This helps to get more depth of field.
    The work area is a simple fabric as a backdrop. Please see the image.

    Most the time the images are taken in a bright shadow (Less contrast on the image). Sometimes under direct light from the sun dimmed with a 60% shade cloth (More contrast on the image). We don't choose either one. Images are taken on Wednesday every week with sun shine or with overcast.

    In case you have any other question please ask.
    Thanks for the rundown - always interesting to learn what others use for equipment and technique.

    Maura

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    Thank you for the explanations, Horst.
    I have the same type of setup but I use the tripod only if I am full of courage.

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    I love the photo. Very delicate.

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    I have a purpurata showing a sheath. When is the appropriate time to rest these? I notice you are southern hemisphere. I am northern. I doubt this growth will actually produce a bloom, but I am a bit confused by it. It's not a mature growth quite yet. I thought they didn't show a sheath until maturity. Newish to catts btw!
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