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C. Summer Spot 'Carmela'

This is a discussion on C. Summer Spot 'Carmela' within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I love the spotties! I added a few of these types to my collection this ...

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    I love the spotties! I added a few of these types to my collection this year too...

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    Nice, how big is the plant?

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    Plant is about 8" high individual leaf is about 5" from top of pbulb to tip, so it's fairly compact. Good for apt, if that's what you mean. I'll attach a pic of the plant as I got it - it's in a 4"x4" pot for reference.


    It smells like pink roses!!
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    I like the subtle color of this bloom.

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    I think it's lovely!

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    Default A few more days...

    A bit more pink (especially in lower lighting, hehe), but still not as brightly colored as advertised. Oh well, it's still gorgeous and now all three blooms are giving off a strong fragrance from morning through midday, then less fragrant towards the evening hours.

    Tried some different lighting, but the color isn't coming out quite true...
    1. Under my warm-light fluorescent bulb, no flash (thats why the leaves look a bit off)
    2. Incandescent kitchen lights with flash.
    3. Outside, no flash. <--- I think this might be closest, but not quite matching.
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    Sara, I have to tell you that I just the color of this orchid. The last photo is awesome. If you get tired of this one, my address is only a PM away!!!

    Cheers,
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    Thanks, BD. But I don't think I will be getting tired of it any time soon. Will keep you in mind if I ever end up with a spare division, tho!

    The background is more pink up close and personal and looks more pink at night with lower lighting and the grow lights shut down. I think it's cool how the color shifts depending on the light. Next test for me will be re-blooming.

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