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Very waxy and shiny Vanda merrillii

This is a discussion on Very waxy and shiny Vanda merrillii within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; These shots expose me as novice photographer. The blooms are so waxy and shiny, as ...

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    Default Very waxy and shiny Vanda merrillii

    These shots expose me as novice photographer.
    The blooms are so waxy and shiny, as you can see from the picture with slow flash, to show some detail of the flowers from the front.

    This next picture shows the blooms without the flash.

    The single bloom photo shows some details of the lip and the central structures, without flash. Even with this there is already some overexposure of the column.

    Endemic to the mountain provinces of the island of Luzon, Philippines. I got it as the rotorii variant, meaning all dark burgundy with no yellow blotching towards the middle. Well, there is definitely some blotching from this first blooming with me, although not very prominent. Fragrant. One of my favorite species.


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    The bottom picture made me want to stick my nose in it for a sniff . Beautiful blooms ! Gin

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    Another winner! I agree with Gin, I'd like a whiff of the fragrance. Too bad you can't email that!

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    A real cracker.
    Now if i can get my 1 & only Asocenda to bloom i might be tempted
    with a species Vanda.

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