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A Zygo for My Mom on Mother's Day

This is a discussion on A Zygo for My Mom on Mother's Day within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Believe it or not, I found this plant at a local chain of box-type nurseries ...

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    Default A Zygo for My Mom on Mother's Day

    Believe it or not, I found this plant at a local chain of box-type nurseries in Massachusetts on my way home from my Mother's Day lunch with Abby and Henry. It was half the price of the injected neon Phals., and they even had some Oncids and Miltonias - I was in a daze.

    Anyway, this is, very helpfully, tagged "Zygopetalum" and the wholesale nursery site had nothing to add. The blooms rival the Galeopetalum I had a couple years go, and it's absolutely thriving, with 2 spikes covered in blooms and buds, and a lovely fragrance. My mom seems to like it, but everyone else who has seen it, just looks for minute, and turns away, puzzled - "What did you say this is called?" Too unusual for those big-dish Phal-buyers, I guess. Thank God for my fellow orchid fanatics!



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    Great find at the box store!

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    Lovely Zygos, Maura, and beautifully photograhed ! Great lighting in the first two pix and I also love that single flower close-up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    Lovely Zygos, Maura, and beautifully photograhed ! Great lighting in the first two pix and I also love that single flower close-up.
    Thanks, Yew! The shots were taken with my Canon G11 under available light, AFTER I spent untold hours trying to get an accurate color shot with my D300. I'm SO frustrated by it! Do you know of any books or articles that deal with this inaccurate color problem?

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    that looks very much like my bollopetalum midnight blue 'cardinal's roost'..........

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    Beautiful. Looks very much like one I have. I just adore these Zygopetalums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coeruleo View Post
    that looks very much like my bollopetalum midnight blue 'cardinal's roost'..........
    I don't think it's quite as blue as Midnight Blue. I looked into all of he hybridizing that was going on when i got a gorgeous zygo with massive blooms, eventually discovering it was actually a Galeopetalum. It's very confsung because I thnk they're doing a lot of crossing between, say Z. mackayii, and different related genera to get size, color, bloom, etc. Gone are the days of Z. Artur Elle.

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    Nice one. Looks a lot like 'Jumpin Jack'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mauraec View Post
    Thanks, Yew! The shots were taken with my Canon G11 under available light, AFTER I spent untold hours trying to get an accurate color shot with my D300. I'm SO frustrated by it! Do you know of any books or articles that deal with this inaccurate color problem?
    Sorry Maura, can't help you there. I have the same problem with certain flowers - that's why I have not posted any pictures my Hsin Buu Lady,. I think the trick is to play around with the White Balance settings until you get the right colour, however weird the settings might seem. I got it right with my V Pachara Delight but being the disorganised person I am, I did not take notes of which setting I used and would be hard pressed to replicate it, I would just have to go through the whole rigmarole of settings and hope for the best.

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    Beautiful............

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