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This is a discussion on Blooming out of season within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Beautiful!...

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    Beautiful!

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    Very, very pretty! I love the color combination. And if it smells, that's even better. Enjoy your plant and thanks for sharing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrchidAddict View Post
    Just out of curiosity, the name of this orchid is "Frosty Pink," but it appears more lavender on my computer screen. Is it really lavender or is it more pink than it appears?

    And I, too, like how the p-bulbs are all standing in neat little rows like little soldiers. Having started collecting more Catts, I've become particularly appreciative of the ones with upright habits that don't make you tie all the darn leaves or stake all the p-bulbs to keep them from injuring themselves by flopping into surrounding orchids' territories and causing a spill.

    I recently acquired a HUGE monster Catt that has stiff, hard-as-nails p-bulbs growing at all kinds of weird angles. It's driving me a bit nuts because of the wacky habit, but I can't really tie the growths together to make them more upright, because they're stiff as a board and don't budge! (On the bright side, my son knocked the Catt down a flight of stairs, and when it went flying out of its pot and bounced roots-over-leaves all the way down, not a single bulb, root, or leaf was even the SLIGHTEST bit damaged. This plant could probably be used as a weapon if anyone ever attempted to break into my home). Ah, well ... it's always an adventure, right?

    So... is it lavender or pink? It's gorgeous either way!!
    Hi Jenn, Lc. Frosty Pink is definitely pink and not lavender. I can't help but wonder if the problem is your computer screen or mine. I know that colors are not accurate on my computer screen but I use my computer to edit my photographs. It very well might be that when orchids look right on my screen they don't look right on other peoples computer screen. I only have one computer so I don't know what to do about it.

    I agree with you that cattleyas with pseudobulbs that grow straight up, and close together, make great displays. I only have a few like that. If the pseudobulbs grow in all directions, but are fairly compact, I often put them in hanging baskets and let grow out over the sides. But if a cattleya grows at bad angles and also has very large pseudobulbs, it can be a real problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tucker85 View Post
    Hi Jenn, Lc. Frosty Pink is definitely pink and not lavender. I can't help but wonder if the problem is your computer screen or mine. I know that colors are not accurate on my computer screen but I use my computer to edit my photographs. It very well might be that when orchids look right on my screen they don't look right on other peoples computer screen. I only have one computer so I don't know what to do about it.
    Well, right now I'm viewing the pictures on my laptop, which isn't calibrated, so it could very well be my screen. My main computer--the one I use for photography--is calibrated with a device that actually detects the light coming from the monitor and adjusts it so that what you see matches reality (it's a bit more complicated than that, and I usually have my husband do it for me anyway, because I just don't have the patience! It has to be done in a pitch-dark room, there's a bazillion steps involved, etc.) Because I shoot mostly portrait photography, I spend a lot of time correcting skin tone. That's one of the most difficult things to get right, so it's absolutely imperative that the calibration be right on the monitor, or the prints that come back from the lab will have people's faces looking too red, too green, etc. I'll have to go check this thread on my "calibrated" computer and see what the colors look like there. Perhaps they will show up pink on my photo computer!

    Oh, and there are some things you can do on your own without buying a specially calibrated light-detection device... I believe each computer has some sort of built-in color management that you can edit through advanced settings. It's not as accurate as the light-detecting systems, but it will get you pretty close, which in most cases is good enough for scenic photography. I'll have to go down to the studio later and look at your photos on my calibrated monitor. I don't have a pink Catt yet, and I really, REALLY like the blooms and growth habit on yours!! I'll let you know what it looks like on my calibrated screen!

    If a cattleya grows at bad angles and also has very large pseudobulbs, it can be a real problem.
    Erm, yeah, that's the one I just picked up. Its bulbs are hard as nails and the leaves are the stiffest I've encountered yet, and they're just growing all willy-nilly at all sorts of odd angles. I'm not even going to try and "bend" them back into a nice formation; they'd just snap off before they'd actually move. Ah, well, the blooms are supposed to be A-MA-ZING from it, so I guess it might be worth it.... LOL

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