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Not all are good.

This is a discussion on Not all are good. within the Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Originally Posted by wetfeet101b It looks good to me too. However, I am happy with ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wetfeet101b View Post
    It looks good to me too. However, I am happy with ANY flower, specially if it bloomed in my care.
    In the case of paphs, I would be happy if they stayed alive long enough to bloom

    Just guessing from experience and hearsay, these are PROBABLY reasons why judges would not like the flower:
    1. The picotee around the petals are uneven.
    2. The pouch's bottom twists slightly to the right.
    3. The light color on the bottom of the pouch again has uneven borders. It should either fade uniformly, have a distinct border or not exist at all.
    4. The tip of the dorsal sepal curls.
    5. The burgundy base color is not deep enough.

    I dont really care much for those criteria (I dont even submit plants for judging - I am not that hardcore yet ). Although it is a big deal for someone trying to grow award quality plants.
    Wow, I don't even pay attention to all those And that's how you can tell I'm a novice.

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    I noticed all the flaws in the first one, but boy when you post that second one they just scream at you don't they! Nice comparison.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy View Post
    Mind your, I have flowered 4 or 5 other seedlings plants of the same cross & all are excellent.
    It is vey interesting, isn't it, how seeds from the same pod can be so different. Will you put the first orchid down, seeing how it will probably always bloom like that?
    Last edited by JoeW; October 7th, 2008 at 06:16 AM.

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    Anything that flowers like the above is usually sold off to someone who wants to try & grow a Paph. I sell them at a cheap price just to clear them.

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