Shop Orchid Care OrchidTalk Orchid Forum Weather Station Links Nursery

Welcome to OrchidTalk Orchid Forums


The Friendliest Orchid Community on the Internet!


  •  » Learn to Repot your Orchids
  •  » Learn Orchid Care Tips and Secrets
  •  » Find the perfect Orchid for your Growing Environment
  •  » Chat with Orchid Growing Professionals

OrchidTalk - "Bringing People Together to Grow Orchids Better!"


Let us help you grow your Orchids better; Join our community today.


YES! I want to register an account for free right now!


Register or Login now to remove this advertisement.

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 22
Like Tree23Likes

Happy Snaps

This is a discussion on Happy Snaps within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Matt, Given that I intend to take a lot of photos this year, your advice ...

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #11
    georgeo is offline Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    33

    Default

    Matt,

    Given that I intend to take a lot of photos this year, your advice is timely and something to think about, thanks.

    I'll have to think about a personalised mark: in the interim I'll use my initials.

    Attached photo from an Australian Orchid show I attended last year: hopefully some of my Australian natives will reach the quality of the grower who put on the display!

  2. #12
    georgeo is offline Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    33

    Default

    Ooops, photo did not attach.

    Now done.

    Regards

    George

    Name:  Testn.jpg
Views: 76
Size:  84.2 KB

  3. #13
    opaline's Avatar
    opaline is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Matt
    My Grow Area
    Sunroom
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Catasetinae
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    England, UK
    Posts
    830
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Definetly not Angela, your portfolio boasts of colourful sharp crisp images where the blooms jump out at you. The effort people put in to their photography comes in endless guises wanting to show admirers a true reflection of what they love best about the subject. It is a grand subject to actively delve in, I could never committ to its disciplines as my interests are already mutli-faceted and even run parellel. Love to admire it though have long been a fan. Books with words are a closed door to me, a dead end, darkness. Imagery opens many windows. I can more often than not view the slideshow gallery on the home page and assign the photo to its owner. Each individual point and shooter has a style and its not the type of orchid or colour or even the interior exterior design in the home that links it. The passion is solely fuelled by this particular style element that the photographer wishes to reflect or focus on. If its not then the image will never be seen elsewhere, an empty vase in a florist full of cut flora.

  4. #14
    Halloamey's Avatar
    Halloamey is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Amey Bhide
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleya alliance
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Pune, India
    Posts
    5,363
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Awesome photography !!Loved all the snaps. But the plant from the second pic. doesn't look like a Portia or a Porcia, but more on the lines of Cattleya Bactia.

  5. #15
    angela's Avatar
    angela is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    angela parris
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Vanda, Dendrobium, Oncidium
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Barbados. Caribbean
    Posts
    1,454
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Thank you Matt,
    I agree that some thought should be put into the taking of photographs which one is going to share here on the Forum, or anywhere else fo that matter. My first interest/love is the growing of beautiful ,healthy orchids. When I get a particularly good bloom I am eager to share it by taking a snap of it, and do so using a few basic rules for taking photos. These are not ever going to be in Photography competition or for sale.
    Iam now going to be quite nervous to post my "point and shoot" photos.
    I appreciate that to some photography is as big a passion to them as growing orchids is to me. I am too advanced in age to take on the study of Hi-tech cameras.
    Hope I am not misunderstood I do appreciate your comments.

  6. #16
    mauraec's Avatar
    mauraec is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Maura Caffrey
    My Grow Area
    Outside 24/7
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Paphiopedilum lowii
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Englewood, FL
    Posts
    3,092
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by georgeo View Post
    Hi Mauro,

    Thanks for your response.

    I have a Nikon D700 and normally use a 105mm macro/micro lens when taking the orchid photos.

    I will certainly use the forum for assistance.

    Regards

    George
    Hi George -

    Great equipment! I'm still a novice at using DSLRs and use a D80 with an 18-105 lens; My husband, Phillip (PhillipC on OT), is very experienced and takes great shots. He has a D200 and an 18-200 lens as well as a 60mm micro; he badly wants a105 micro but it's not in the budget right now. Your Photos have particularly effective bokeh. Great shooting!

  7. #17
    opaline's Avatar
    opaline is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Matt
    My Grow Area
    Sunroom
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Catasetinae
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    England, UK
    Posts
    830
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    I cant really use 'age' as a reason, but like you say 'hi tech cameras', it is often the 'technology that intimidates me knowing that i just wouldnt be able to dedicate and commit to an interest as grand as this. Maura has been generous in her prompting and advice to get me to invest in better equipment than using a mobile/cell and couldnt agree with her more, it would add a sense of professionalism and dignity. After much thought It pretty much works out that the images I post, recognising the potential to improve, are just part and parcel of the whole hobby - tools, info, equipment required for orchid growing. But what a perfect hobby to be used as a focal point for those that do dabble on a bigger more serious scale. You cant be nervous to post your profferings because then i would have to be 'nervous' + 'wreck'. Half a dozen cooking ingredients on the kitchen worktop or a thick instruction manual crammed with tech and spec in Queens Oxford English. May aswell be written in Arameic now where is my chopping board and garlic.

  8. #18
    mauraec's Avatar
    mauraec is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Maura Caffrey
    My Grow Area
    Outside 24/7
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Paphiopedilum lowii
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Englewood, FL
    Posts
    3,092
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Matt - as I've told you before - get a point'n shoot to start - they're hardly technical and I promise you the manuals are easy - and I never read them anyway! Your orchid collection is fascinating and we'd love to be able to see it better.

  9. #19
    georgeo is offline Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    33

    Default

    Amey

    Thanks for your response

    I have several orchids labelled Porcia 'Cannizaro' and and they are much bigger plant (70 cms) than a Bactia 'Forever Yours' that I have.

    The orchid labelled Porcia is currently spiking. I will take further pictures when in flower.

    Regards

    George

  10. #20
    pavel's Avatar
    pavel is offline change is the only constant
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    whatever will bloom
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    8,643
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Nice 'posies' you have there, George. What type of tree is that serving as a backdrop for the Porcia?

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Really Happy with these four!
    By gardenguysorchids in forum General Orchid Culture
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: July 19th, 2010, 12:38 AM
  2. Happy Day
    By smwboxer in forum General Orchid Culture
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: February 5th, 2009, 09:21 AM
  3. so happy
    By orchidaddict789 in forum General Orchid Culture
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: July 5th, 2005, 02:10 AM
  4. *someone* is happy....
    By LeGray in forum General Orchid Culture
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: September 21st, 2004, 08:58 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
OrchidTalk --An Orchid Growers Discussion Forum brought to you by River Valley Orchidworks. A World Community where orchid beginners and experts talk about orchids and share tips on their care, cultivation, and propagation.