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Here's a name to roll your tongue around... Ascovandoritis Thai Cherry

This is a discussion on Here's a name to roll your tongue around... Ascovandoritis Thai Cherry within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; [[/ATTACH] Is sometimes offered for sale as Asconopsis, but the way I put it is ...

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    Default Here's a name to roll your tongue around... Ascovandoritis Thai Cherry

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    Is sometimes offered for sale as Asconopsis, but the way I put it is correct ; Ascocenda Meda SArnold is one parent ( and Vanda Rothschildiana as a grandparent )and Doritis Pulcherrima as the other.
    A first flowering of this presumed seedling ( i.e.not a tissue prop'); good substance ! I think it can do much better if the plant prospers, since I have seen both direct parents with far more flowers - D.pulcherrima in the wild commonly has flower spikes two feet hgh with 40 flowers, although I have never seen it in cultivation so good. But I'm not complaining about this one, to flower so well so small shows real vigour.
    Flowers maybe 30mm across..

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    Looks quite nice, Geoff -- nice form and a rather "warm" coloration. Any idea if this will stay rather small (based on its size compared to the tag appears to be blooming at quite a diminutive size)?

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    Beautiful complex hybrid, I have to look for one. Geoff is it just a artifact of photo editing, or are there patches on different green colors? It looks like a coating of some sorts on the leaves and the stem.

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    I love the color of those flowers! Amazing that you got it to produce while it's still so small.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halloamey View Post
    Beautiful complex hybrid, I have to look for one. Geoff is it just a artifact of photo editing, or are there patches on different green colors? It looks like a coating of some sorts on the leaves and the stem.
    Its a photoshop thing ; using an automatic levels adjust and contrast adjust together turned some areas of the leaves yellow- and I selected them and tried to fill in using paintbucket, with a selection chosen form the leaf before I did that adjust - but it didn't quite match ; I think the digital sensor sees something different from my eyes !
    I frequently have to do this operation I find, but maybe I do it better at times, so it's not spotted ! Must be more carefull haha !

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    Beautiful! Although I must say that ascovandaritis sounds like a nasty skin condition

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    OOh, this is beautiful; one of these Doritis/Vandaceous crosses is on my wish list. I've seen a few of them floating around lately, and the ones I've seen are always really pretty. I saw a lovely one up for auction recently that had very light pink flowers with a purple lip...the flowers had a little less Doritis in them then yours...but gosh, was it pretty! I had to force myself not to buy it because I've been admittedly spending way too much money on orchids lately...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetman View Post
    Its a photoshop thing ; using an automatic levels adjust and contrast adjust together turned some areas of the leaves yellow- and I selected them and tried to fill in using paintbucket, with a selection chosen form the leaf before I did that adjust - but it didn't quite match ; I think the digital sensor sees something different from my eyes !
    I frequently have to do this operation I find, but maybe I do it better at times, so it's not spotted ! Must be more carefull haha !
    I'm a photographer and a seventh-level photoshop wizard (would you like to see my wizard's hat?) I've got some easy ways around the problems you're having with color adjustments if you'd be interested. PM me if you'd like a few easy tips. Hint: the first one is...never use auto color/contrast on an entire photo unless you are confident you have an absolute neutral somewhere in your photo (this is often achieved by using a color card, which has absolute grey, black, and white). If you don't, the program guesses at what should be black, white, and grey, and it adjusts all the colors around those, and it's usually very, very WRONG. Even though you have a black background and a white tag on your plant, they are not ABSOLUTE neutral black and absolute neutral white (every photo's color is effected by lighting, camera settings, flash, etc). Your computer found the closest thing to absolute black to be the text on your tag. So it made the text neutral black, the tag neutral white, and it skewed everything else based on those adjustments. My guess is that the tag wasn't bright enough in your original picture...hence the program needed to brighten the tag to make it absolute white. Along with the tag, it also brightened the green leaves in relation to the tag, making them yellow in places they shouldn't be.

    Anyway, PM me if you'd like some easy tips on quick photo fixes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrchidAddict View Post
    I'm a photographer .....Anyway, PM me if you'd like some easy tips on quick photo fixes.
    My grandma says, yes she does know how to suck eggs, but there are only 24 hours in the day . Maybe not enough for photographic perfection every time: question, would you rather see five orchids pictured to a standard which satisfies 99.99% of the membership, or 1 done to satisfy you ? The latter ? Hard cheese, I decide the other way !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetman View Post
    My grandma says, yes she does know how to suck eggs, but there are only 24 hours in the day . Maybe not enough for photographic perfection every time: question, would you rather see five orchids pictured to a standard which satisfies 99.99% of the membership, or 1 done to satisfy you ? The latter ? Hard cheese, I decide the other way !
    I see your point, Dorsetman. I'm sorry if I offended you...it wasn't my intention to infer that your pics were inferior or that they don't satisfy my eye. I love looking at any pics of orchids...I was actually delighted by your photo...and I didn't even notice the "blotchiness" until someone else mentioned it. My offer was in response to your comment, not your pic.

    From what you said, it seemed like YOU were unsatisfied, which is why I offered to help. What you said about having to select colors and fill in with the paint bucket takes longer than the couple of easy tricks I was going to share. And you had said that you frequently have to do the paintbucket fill, and I believe your last words in the response you gave were "Must be more carefull haha" So it seemed like you were unsatisfied...and I thought I might be able to save you a few minutes.

    Your orchids are lovely, and when I saw the pic I honestly just saw a beautiful plant and said, "Aaaahhhh...." It wasn't until I read the comments that I saw you were struggling with the color.

    It's hard to get the gist of what someone is saying sometimes in a forum...there is so much inflection lost when typed instead of spoken. I thought you were frustrated...I didn't realize you were just joking. My apologies again if I offended you. I feel like a bit of an ass now.


    Can we agree to shake on it and make up?

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