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Vanda merrillii

This is a discussion on Vanda merrillii within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I think my inability to provide a backdrop other than black becomes a liability here....

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    Default Vanda merrillii





    I think my inability to provide a backdrop other than black becomes a liability here.

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    I don't agree, Nelson. I think the black of the background gives way to the red in the blooms. Otherwise, I might have thought that this bloom was black and not the deep mahogany brown/red that it is. It is beautiful regardless.

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    Default Thank you, BD.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    I don't agree, Nelson. I think the black of the background gives way to the red in the blooms. Otherwise, I might have thought that this bloom was black and not the deep mahogany brown/red that it is. It is beautiful regardless.

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    Some more merrillii in bud.

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    That's an absolutely stunning Vanda! I love it, thanks for posting.

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    These are amazing, and so glassy!! I like it very much!!

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    I like the flowers. They look artificial, even the color lends to that impression. Try taking pics with a light background color so we can see what effect it would have on the appearance of the petals' color. I like the pictures, too.

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    I love the flower color against the green leaves. Just pile more plants in behind it, and you'll see the flowers fine!

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    Always beautiful, Nelson.

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    Default Thank you, ladies.

    I'd have a better backdrop next time.

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