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Mystery mini Orchid - help with ID

This is a discussion on Mystery mini Orchid - help with ID within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Originally Posted by Phillip C Said publication date is 2003, published in NY and if ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillip C View Post

    Said publication date is 2003, published in NY and if those images

    Phillip C
    Aha - that book was in fact illustrated with images made from 35 mm slides - the 2003 publication date ( or 2004 for the paperback I think) is misleading , as I wrote it in probably 2001 ( I spent most of my spare time for a whole year working on it ). So for the images I made a selection fron 40 years of pictures.
    Pixels are in fact not the only thing ,because a lot seems to depend on the program written into the camera electronics , and what it does between receiving the info from all the pixels and converting them ino the file on the memory card . When I "did" serious photography in other fields as a hobby, I was told by a pro' that one particular camera model by Nikon produced much better images than another, even though both had the same nominal pixel count and used the same lens.

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    Digital giveth and digital taketh away. The fact that the project took an entire year is understandable as the photographs and wealth of knowledge shared are superb. As a beginner myself I have gleaned much helpful information, and as you surely know what a bit of knowledge leads to - a search for more, and I am reading all I can in Maura's books, and on the internet. In both I find something useful although in most it's as though I am panning for gold, sifting though the obviously misleading, and trivial trying to find that nugget of helpful information.

    I don't have 40 years worth of photographs as I have only been shooting for about 37 years and much of my earlier material wasn't worth saving. As the years went by I became more adept with my manual Nikon, the trusty old FM 2. I have completely lost all of my slide work, some of which documented the wild flowers that grow in the southeastern US. Those are not the only things I lost when over a period of two years, I changed households at least twice. C'est la vie.

    Thank you for the time you have taken to share you wisdom and knowledge that you have gained over the years growing orchids as well as the photographs that you let us see. I have enjoyed and learned at the same time. I find that those two things don't always go together, but when they do, it is very much worth the time spent.

    Thank you,

    Phillip C

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    Just wanted to chime in and say I've been looking for more of your work, Geoff, and have located some with good information on digital photography, as well as on orchids and semi-hydro. All are from the last decade, but will, doubtless, carry your emblematic humor, good sense, logic, and high quality. To avoid infringement of Forum policy, I'll discuss them in the "Literature" Forum.

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