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27 buds & flowers o my 3 spike Vanda, it's getting there......

This is a discussion on 27 buds & flowers o my 3 spike Vanda, it's getting there...... within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I thought that taking pics in the sunlight was a good idea , and using ...

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    Default 27 buds & flowers o my 3 spike Vanda, it's getting there......

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    I thought that taking pics in the sunlight was a good idea , and using white card for a background too glarey ( if that is a word ?) but using the black card was certainly a bad idea . I'll try again when I can, but this is unlikely to be for another week or more - but there should be more flowers out by then.
    In fact only the first flower has yet attained full size - about 4 inches , since as all Vanda lovers will know, the flowers open 1/2 size and then go on growing - at least that's what happens to me. But if I take the plant into the house for a display, they stop dead in their tracks, which goes to show that it is not temperature which is critical but the humidity and probably the light too, in the greenhouse.
    Whatever, I am certainly rather pleased with this result.
    The ID btw is Vanda Pachera's Delight , and since I have 4 or 5 of this grex, they all have names - this one is Midnight Magic.

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    Oh W-O-W. I'm speechless. This has to be one of the most glorious blues I've ever seen - makes me want to pick up my paints immediately to see if I can mix anything even approximating it!

    I'd say no need to take any more photos - these are absolutely divine - but I'm too greedy and selfish - take more! Take more!

    'Nuff said.

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    Beautiful Geoff and the best is yet to be. AL

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    Wow. That blue is incredible!

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    Wow! Now that is one gorgeous flower and what a great blooming!

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    Real dark blue,i love it.Nice growing Geoff

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    Probably one of the nicest Pacheras I've seen.

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    That is so gorgeous. Speechless.

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    Beautiful! Looks almost solid blue!!

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    Magnificent!!! Love love love that blue!
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