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Paph. Prince Edward of York

This is a discussion on Paph. Prince Edward of York within the Photography Archive 1 forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Thanks, Gilda. The petals will keep growing (reasonably) until the tips touch a hard surface, ...

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    Thanks, Gilda. The petals will keep growing (reasonably) until the tips touch a hard surface, so most growers either hang the pot a little askew to allow the petals to droop unhindered, or they place the pot on top of another upturned pot--whatever you need to do to keep those petals from touching the bench or the medium!

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    Had to go dredge this one up - at the risk of boring everybody...

    Nice to see it in progress too, and nice pics L!

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    Thanks, H.!

    The progress is definitely interesting to see and compare.

    Maybe I can one-up *everyone* and *really* bore people by taking more pics when the blooms die and there's nothing left of the inflorescence but a stick.




    Actually, with all of the pictorial "one-upping" lately (lol!) I was thinking of adding a subforum to the Display section called, "The Compost Heap," kind of an antithesis. In this forum, the object would be to strive for the *best* picture you could possibly come up with, of the ugliest, stringiest, most dumpster-divey orchid plant you could possibly find. This would certainly be unique and different from the material contained in any other forums, and orchid growing in *all* of its diverse aspects could be explored. We could feature "Insectivorous Infestations," "Rots and Funguses," "Scabrous Pseudobulbs," "Mouldering Media," "Peloric Perversions" and all kinds of other things that aren't normally highlighted and whose absence in the stream of content gives people a false impression of what orchid growing is really like.

    Imagine the comments, the replies! "That's a particularly nasty rot you have there; how did you achieve that tessalated indent in your Burrageara?"
    "Yes, well, I was putting up blinds and I dropped the hammer."
    "Hmmm. Big hammer, you're saying that one must have been."
    "No, I just dropped it more than once."

    Real life orchid growing. That's what we need to show here.

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    Oh, that is a wonderful idea! I have several I could add in right away to that forum. My peloric, malformed, and yet beauteous St. Peter bloom. Oh, and I have *one* plant you all have not seen. It is a most prime canditate for this forum. It has spots AND lots of yellow leaves. And it is spiking to boot! So, that might be one for the record books. Perhaps we could have contests for most worse-off plant?

    Seriously - very helpful to newbies too, who don't know all about deformities and pests and such.
    I love the idea, Louis!

    (Edit) Oh - also, can you explain where/how you took that last pic @10"? The lighting is really nice, but the black background makes it difficult to tell where you were. Trying to improve my photography skills.
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    can you explain where/how you took that last pic @10"?
    Sure!

    After Pete had recommended black velvet, I went to Wallyworld and they didn't have black velvet, so I got some other kind of black material that wasn't reflective. I taped it to the wall with duct tape, right under a skylight. Then I waited till the afternoon when the sun streamed in, put the plant partially in the sunlight on a stand, and snapped pictures.

    Well, they came out pretty overexposed, so in Paint Shop Pro, I adjusted the brightness down some, cropped the picture, resized it to fit, and posted it.

    And that was all.

    The trick that I had to understand is how to use light. I'm still learing that part.

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    Ah... skylight! Gotcha! Could not figure out where the light was coming from. Thanks L!

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