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Another Acampe papillosa in bloom

This is a discussion on Another Acampe papillosa in bloom within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; My plant - mentioned in the other thread on the same species - duly arrived ...

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    Default Another Acampe papillosa in bloom

    My plant - mentioned in the other thread on the same species - duly arrived - just after my last posting, and turned out to be in flower. Only 5 or 6 inches high ( the plant) but what can I expect for less than 2 US dollars plus postage - bought from you know who ( I couldn't possibly say) except that it was an auction , where I was the only bidder....
    Nowhere near as nice a plant as the one which started the other thread. But the only Acampe I have seen on sale since my interest in other Vandaceous plants blossomed a year or more ago,and beggars can't be choosers .
    What fantastic flowers, if your eyes are good enough or your magnifying glass is good enough - the flowers are a full 5mm across I would guess (!) . If your eyes are tired old ones like mine,then you need Mr Nikon and his amazing macro lens - or some equivalent. I turned it to manual, set it to extreme magnification ( which would be 1:1 on 35 mm film, but may be 1.6:1 on digital - (I get confused as to which way the repicrocal works here ) moved in until it looked sharp, set to f48, auto exposure, and used the built in flash .

    The lip reminds me of Santa Claus beard !

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    Wow! What an excellent photograph - you captured the details perfectly. Thanks, Geoff.

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    very beautiful.

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    Awesome and the photos are just excellent ( Geoff ) love the blooms the lip ive never seen one like this...just beautiful

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    Fantastic lip and excellant close-up shot!



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    love the bearded lip. How fun. Pretty orchid blooms, Geoff.

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