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BLC Sanyung Ruby 'Grand Dragon'

This is a discussion on BLC Sanyung Ruby 'Grand Dragon' within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Originally Posted by mauraec Beautiful, Igor! (And the Sanyung Ruby, too!) I've had a couple ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mauraec View Post


    Beautiful, Igor! (And the Sanyung Ruby, too!) I've had a couple of different clones and I was lucky to have 2 blooms at a time - yours is just gorgeous - and I think the photo with your Dad is precious - speaks many volumes for you.
    I have dad to thank, really... he has been a great photographer (amateur) all his- all MY- life. Literally as soon as I could walk I was introduced to the magic of the darkroom! Taking pictures for me is instinctive- like breathing. Even now I only edit if I want a square picture or if there is a stain on the back-cloth... I do all the composing and framing before I press the button- without really thinking. So it's pressure of environment, I guess: there was no other way I was going to turn out! And now i have to see how photography is becoming difficult for dad- strange problems and puzzles arise more and more for him when he does photography; this is very sad, so I am happy I can take a nice relaxed picture of him in the sun and with a great plant.

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    Great pictures of a gorgeous catt and a great picture of your dad with the orchid too. It is so nice to note how dads influence their children.My eldest and youngest sons are quite competent photographers - the eldest uses a lot of photography in his work in conservation and in his own hobby in wildlife photography; while the youngest is a tech reporter for our leading English language newspaper and uses the camera extensively in his work as well as in his travels. The latter too has the enviable task of testing and reviewing new cameras, something that he enjoys tremendously. I'm very happy my oldest grand daughter 13 years old is showing good poential in photography too. She is trying to teach me Photoshop (learnt in school) hehehe.

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    I will never be able to do Photoshop- my brains are seriously fried! The most I can (or ever want to) do is a spot of light cropping and framing on the ordinary edit facility. Last month I returned a new laptop because it had Windows 8... I wanted to kill it! It was so silly, and just badly designed, and an impediment rather than a facility. I guess I am old enough to resent pointless "innovation"! Wow- looks like it really got me riled!
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    Great pictures of a gorgeous catt and a great picture of your dad with the orchid too. It is so nice to note how dads influence their children.My eldest and youngest sons are quite competent photographers - the eldest uses a lot of photography in his work in conservation and in his own hobby in wildlife photography; while the youngest is a tech reporter for our leading English language newspaper and uses the camera extensively in his work as well as in his travels. The latter too has the enviable task of testing and reviewing new cameras, something that he enjoys tremendously. I'm very happy my oldest grand daughter 13 years old is showing good poential in photography too. She is trying to teach me Photoshop (learnt in school) hehehe.

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    My Dad used to make all of us kids crazy when he insisted on taking photos of us - especially in public. My kids were great when they were young, but are now too old to be bothered (but they WILL please their mother when she insists). My Dad used to shoot slides - just beautiful, but now he has drifted down to a point-n-shoot and has lots of trouble working with the technology. I think he could do it, but he has a natural stubbornness when it comes to technology. I've only had one 35mm - a Minolta that I took all through my Junior Year Abroad - when that died, I was forced to use the instants until I finally got my Nikon D90 last year. My husband, Phillip, is a longtime, sophisticated photographer and is trying to teach me (I'm an intransigent student). I told him about your dad's collection, Igor, and his eyes dilated, glowed, and started to spin! Anyway, it's lovely to see your relationship with your father - an inspiration and very uplifting to me.

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    Wow thank you for your advice... I never knew you could remove orchid buds- I know nothing about this!!! Could you tell me a bit more about this? I know of "disbudding" for show chrysanthemums, dahlias and so on, so how come I never thought of it for orchids? It certainly makes sense...

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    A very amazing, healthy Grand Dragon. I think if you just leave it 2 - 3 flowers, the flowers are much more larger. If you take this catt. to a festival, I bet it will get First or Second Prize.

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    Stunning Grand Dragon!
    And a do love the picture with your father, great character!
    I know to well what you mean about photoshopping, I refuse to use it. I am not capable to take a good pic, screw me, I'd better learn to do it better and read the cameras manual some more. Then again, until 7 years ago I always used manual cameras, which means that one has to actually think about aperture and stuff if one wants to get a proper picture. Which makes me frustrated yet again when the "smart" camera refuses to do what I want. People nowadays are rotten spoiled and all this new technology is slowly killing everyone's brain. We are becoming lazy and stop thinking if we don't pay attention. And one so easily burn out in this new, fast, nonthinking society.

    for sharing!

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    I have one just like it, and it had 3 flowers this year also. They lasted 2 months and were absolutely stunning. But I just started a new thread on the fact that it also had an empty flower sheath after the flowers had finished. It just put out a sheath that has nothing inside!

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    Quote Originally Posted by phalspital View Post
    I have one just like it, and it had 3 flowers this year also. They lasted 2 months and were absolutely stunning. But I just started a new thread on the fact that it also had an empty flower sheath after the flowers had finished. It just put out a sheath that has nothing inside!
    Yes, I get the occasional blind sheath, though never on this plant. Blind sheaths with me occur from time to time on a few delicate bifoliate species and hybrids; I also nearly always get blind sheaths on some hybrids bought at the London show from a Taiwanese stall. I shall have to throw these away as they are clearly not suited to my growing environment. Europe-raised BLCs never go blind for me. They are as loyal as dogs and I adore them.

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    Such great color saturation! Lovely!

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    the colour is more stunning than pix can do justice. My flowers lasted at least 2 months, heavily perfumed to the very last, when they were dark and wilted. The lip striped with bright gold is just fantastic!

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