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My best photos of Dendrobium fairchildae

This is a discussion on My best photos of Dendrobium fairchildae within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; For some reason it is the simplest blooms that I find more difficult to photograph. ...

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    Default My best photos of Dendrobium fairchildae

    For some reason it is the simplest blooms that I find more difficult to photograph. One of them is this species; somehow I can rarely capture the delicate white blooms that gradually become pink-purple at the tips.

    It is also one of my favorite dends. The long thin leafless stalks with a few blooms convey sparseness and elegance, like a haiku.

    Do you prefer natural light, or studio light?










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    Wow all of the shots a wonderful. Mother Nature knows the best lighting for her babies although the studio shots a stunning. I think that the natural ones are my favorite.
    Love the referance to the Haiku, perhaps one could be written with your description. HMMMMM
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    Perched among the jungle leaves
    Long, elegant egret legs
    Crystaline white feathers glow
    Blushed by morning's light

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diane View Post
    Perched among the jungle leaves
    Long, elegant egret legs
    Crystaline white feathers glow
    Blushed by morning's light
    Diane, you are so cool!

    Cheers!
    BD

    PS.. Beautiful natural light photo Nelson!

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    I think that the outdoor pics actually give a delicate crystalline airy quality to the blooms. The studio pics have a definite haiku quality.

    Diane, Love your haiku.

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    Default I love it, too.

    Somehow creative work like that has not been one of my strong points.

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    Yours is a rather non-standard form, Diane, but lovely in sentiment.

    White. Pure with a blush.
    Reaching in supplication.
    Assumed innocence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piper View Post
    Yours is a rather non-standard form, Diane, but lovely in sentiment.

    White. Pure with a blush.
    Reaching in supplication.
    Assumed innocence.

    McJ
    Yours is lovely too.. supplication and innocence...

    Actually - in Japan now there is no "standard" like the old 5/7 or whatever it was - it's the sentiment and expression that counts... Guess they ran out of things to say using the base form... Anyway, I was never that much of a conformist... LOL

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    beautiful pictures,i like the natural light one,although the colors pop in the black background.Diane and Mc J very nice writeing,to be creative, let alone spell that would be great for me.
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    It's funny they've relaxed the rules over there. Traditional teaching is still quite fussy. 5-7-5 is the most common form, that is, in Haiku, the first line is five syllables, the second line is seven and the third line is five again. but the third line expresses a different thought from the first two, related, but from a different perspective, and the subjects are usually of nature, etc, etc.

    If anyone is interested, check out the book, If Not for the Cat by Jack Prelutsky. The watercolors are amazing and the verse is brilliant - it's one of my favorites!

    McJulie

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