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Phrag. Don Wimber PHOTO

This is a discussion on Phrag. Don Wimber PHOTO within the Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Beautiful ! is it ok if I save it for wall paper on the computer ...

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    Beautiful ! is it ok if I save it for wall paper on the computer ? If you say no I won't be offended . Gin

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    hmm, just given me an idea... thanks Gin...

    Hi Jason,

    A friend of mine wants me to send her a picture of an orchid to paint... would you mind if I send this pic to her?

    Cheers
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    thanks guys. feel free to use the pic for anything. (I only get annoyed when some ebay vendor rips it.)

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    Thanks Jason , I will enjoy looking at it . it is beautiful ! Gin

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    Hi Jason, Itself not if in alive, the flower is like the sample of the photo, if is success, FANTASTIC. The contrast of the color of the flower with the black fund is spectacular. VERY GOOD - FELECIDADES
    A question:
    To my, the Phragmipedium not achievement to grow well ?¿?¿?¿,
    if you are kind, please indicate me that mixes use and as I have to act for the good growth of these plants. Itself that is better to place a dish under she and that the substrate has to be something acid.
    You report me please.
    Thanks for all

    Pere from Barcelona

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    Hi Pere,

    I find that phrags are very easy growers (much more so than paphs, at least under my care). Just make sure they get enough water and not to overfertilize. I started off using loosely-packed sphagnum moss in clay pots. No saucer. Just water when the top gets dry, and the plant gets all the water it needs. Worked well for everything except the long-petalled species, and worked very well for besseae (in fact, I still use it for besseae).

    I got sick of repotting every 6 months, and sick of paying for NZ sphag, which is rather expensive, so I switched into s/h. I use a modified s/h system where I sit a whole bunch of regular plastic pots into trays of water. Water in about a week at which time the tray should be almost evaporated. I find that phrags love this, again with the exception of the long-petalled species. This method also fails to keep the root zone cool enough for phrag besseae.

    I have never used a bark mix, but I see people using them with plenty of success, often with a saucer of water.

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    Thanks for sharing Jason,

    Beautiful flowers and photo. What was your camera/light setup for the shot? There doesn't seem to be much color wash-out from a direct flash.

    Julie

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    I use a rather outdated fuji finepix 2800. it doesn't produce good photos without flash. light is a mixture of natural and incandescent, depending on what time of day i'm able to snap a shot. phrag besseae hybrids are more 'velvety' and tend not to reflect that much light--not nearly as much as paphs and the long-petalled phrag types anyway. i also hold my finger over the flash in the hopes of getting a little illumination without terrible glare.

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    Thanks Jason, your pic has converted another into Orchid growing or maybe appreciating at this stage... I'm going to give her a P insigne which is not going to be as spectacular as your Don Wimber but it will get her started on something easy.

    Cheers
    tim

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