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This is a discussion on Slc. Warpaint within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; It's really time for me to quit, since everything about hybrid Catts with murky backgrounds ...

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    It's really time for me to quit, since everything about hybrid Catts with murky backgrounds is annoying me. This one apparently has C. (Gu.) aurantiaca in its parentage - a species that seems determined to haunt me. I don't know the rest of the cross BECAUSE I don't have my OWiz here - OR my books.

    This has also been a nearly impossible color to record. It's a brushed-silk-textured maroon/purple/red with yellow/orange stained inside the lip. How's that for a description? I'm sick of looking at it, so of course it has 4 more sheaths. I think the photos vaguely resemble the color of the plant. I can't tell anymore because I must have taken 250 shots of it - not counting the 275 I took of my other orchids today. And if this is my biggest problem today, I'm probably not paying enough attention to the rest of my life...

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    Time for bed...


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    Oh Maura, I just love it!! If I live near you, I would be asking if I could buy it from you!! LOL It is a fabulous colour! I'm green with envy!

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    This one has been on my wishlist for a while - the color is stunning!

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    I had one one that was a Sunbulb baggie. It never bloomed right for me and I believe I trashed it. Wish mine looked like yours!

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    Very pretty. It's really difficult to get this colour right. Might have to play around with White Balance, Levels, Curves - even then......

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    I know, Yew - I kept getting a much brighter red than this actually is, but I kept changing light sources and various metering on the camera, and actually got a pretty close rendition - not easy, but I looked at the plant again this morning and the photos are even closer than I thought.

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    Interesting color. If you get really desperate, you can dig out a film camera. (I know, I know ... "What on earth is THAT?!" heh) Though digitals have come a long way, when it comes to correct color capture film seems to do so much better much of the time.

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    This is what I love !!

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    Stunning, gorgeous, beautiful ... even if the color of your photo isn't true - martha

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    Glorious! What a beauty - and great photos.

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