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This is a discussion on Robin likes orchids within the Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Hello, I went to the London RHS Orchid Show last week and I acquired a ...

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    Cool Robin likes orchids

    Hello,

    I went to the London RHS Orchid Show last week and I acquired a number of orchids. One is in the picture below (Phrag. caudatum - a compact variation - the long petals literally grow about an inch a day). I love the Phrags and the Paphs.

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    This robin came in through an open window when I was doing revision. She spent a few minutes investigating my room, it has a lot of plants so she might have thought it was an extension of the garden. Anyway, she is an extraordinary tame robin, and I am relieved the cat was not with me at the time.

    I watched the robin for a moments before moving to get my camera. The robin tolerated this, even relieving herself on a few places and using a Vanda root as a perch, haha. It was quite hilarious.

    Some orchids that I photographed at the show:
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    Very pretty Phrag I like your Robin very cute, thanks for sharing those amazing photos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zainal abidin View Post
    Very pretty Phrag I like your Robin very cute, thanks for sharing those amazing photos.
    Thank you for commenting on my photos.

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    I have had birds checking out my baskets all spring. I have not had the lucky getting a picture like you though. It did a good job of posing...and thank you for sharing.

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    Haha, robins are the best! They also love the orchids on display in RHS Garden in Wisley... It's impossible to get the out from the glasshouse...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cjcorner View Post
    I have had birds checking out my baskets all spring. I have not had the lucky getting a picture like you though. It did a good job of posing...and thank you for sharing.
    Thank you for the nice comment, Connie. She did pose quite well for me, I was rather lucky. What kind of birds do you get visiting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissValanor View Post
    Haha, robins are the best! They also love the orchids on display in RHS Garden in Wisley... It's impossible to get the out from the glasshouse...
    Do you work at Wisley? That is awesome! Also, I think I can see a Vanda Royal Blue perhaps (in your icon photo)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mararda View Post
    Do you work at Wisley? That is awesome! Also, I think I can see a Vanda Royal Blue perhaps (in your icon photo)?
    I am a horticultural trainee in Wisley, indeed, with specialisation in orchids and glasshouse... So I enjoy every single day in this amazing place full of orchids and robins The Vanda on the photo was the first Vanda I had in my collection back at home, unfortunately it didn't survive when I left them and moved away... I never knew it's real name, although it was my absolute favourite Sight... Have you been to Wisley? It is such lovely place! Make sure to tell me if you'll plan to come

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    Lovely photos. That Paph Dolgoldi has me salivating. Thanks for the photos.

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