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    Orchids anyone II?

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    here are some pix

    #1 - found the ID, Renanthera monachica


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    #4 - not from today's purchase


    #5 same as above


    #6 same as above


    #7 - from vietnam


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    here is my mom's collection in my yard

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    Simon

    Nice orchids you have there and great photography as well!!
    I am into Plecos now...
    L46, L173, L134 & L236
    ~~Jeffrey~~

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    looks great simon, most have good exposure. if you can move the plant, bring it downstairs and prop it about 3 ft in front of a leafy bush, that will give you a good blurred green background.
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
    hexazona crumenatum Galleria Botanica

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    keke, unlike butterflies, I enjoy shooting indoors for orchids , even though I stay on the ground floor, but moving the plants to position is hard work

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    yah but then the background not so swee leh.
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
    hexazona crumenatum Galleria Botanica

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    I have a better way to get the background nicer, but yet stay indoors ;P. need to borrow my company's large format plotter

    but just a personal preference, the reason why I chose a monotone background is to make the orchid stand out, most orchid keepers do the same as well. if a grassy background is used, it might have a different effect.

    when I find the time, i try your suggestion (I'm awaiting 3 more slipper to bloom )

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    let me go find the brommie pix I took some time back. the owner was holding it in his hands standing in front of starhub centre, apparently in the middle of no where while me was shooting at close range with two flash and some daylight. public spectable man.

    I personally prefer some texture (very blurred ones) in the background rather than plain colour.
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
    hexazona crumenatum Galleria Botanica

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    Simon, where you mount your flash?
    Still like the flash is diffused?
    Great exposures for all the pictures... Less the one of the yard... Heh...
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    Simon, those are great shots of the orchids.
    How did your mom managed to get her orchids to flower in the balcony? I keep mine in the HDB common corridor with plenty of sunlight, but only Oncidium sp. blossoms regularly. The Dendrobium and Aranda sp. only sprout new leaves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwchoy View Post
    let me go find the brommie pix I took some time back. the owner was holding it in his hands standing in front of starhub centre, apparently in the middle of no where while me was shooting at close range with two flash and some daylight. public spectable man.

    I personally prefer some texture (very blurred ones) in the background rather than plain colour.
    hmmm.. I was going to shoot them with a black background

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    Simon, where you mount your flash?
    Still like the flash is diffused?
    Great exposures for all the pictures... Less the one of the yard... Heh...
    no flash ;P, everything is shot from a tripod then PSed

    Quote Originally Posted by wks View Post
    Simon, those are great shots of the orchids.
    How did your mom managed to get her orchids to flower in the balcony? I keep mine in the HDB common corridor with plenty of sunlight, but only Oncidium sp. blossoms regularly. The Dendrobium and Aranda sp. only sprout new leaves.
    I believe humidity plays an important role. My mom wets the yard. Den. are no problems, paph are especially happy, even though the temperature isn't too ideal for them. I hate the aranda sp. with their hanging down roots requires alot of water, but the most my mom can give is twice a day

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    Ah... I understand... Didn't look at your shutter speed closely...
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    wah ! your mom has a nice collections or is it yours ????

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    got, i sponser a portion, usually the slippers ;P

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    Wow, after looking at your pics plus some poisoning from my friend here, I am getting more interested in orchids. A pic of slipper from Mulu, Sarawak to enjoy..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
    hmmm.. I was going to shoot them with a black background
    black is good actually, but I think not grey or beige. either black or diffused green?
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
    hexazona crumenatum Galleria Botanica

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwtan12 View Post
    Wow, after looking at your pics plus some poisoning from my friend here, I am getting more interested in orchids. A pic of slipper from Mulu, Sarawak to enjoy..
    fwoah, you making me drool

    Quote Originally Posted by hwchoy View Post
    black is good actually, but I think not grey or beige. either black or diffused green?
    already using black velvet as a blackground

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    I think to achieve total black have to use flash.
    why I don't do garden hybrids and aquarium strains: natural species is a history of Nature, while hybrids are just the whims of Man.
    hexazona crumenatum Galleria Botanica

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    yes, shot at highspeed usually do the trick, but require 2 flash to illuminate the subject

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwtan12 View Post
    Wow, after looking at your pics plus some poisoning from my friend here, I am getting more interested in orchids. A pic of slipper from Mulu, Sarawak to enjoy..
    There are more than 2,500 species of wild orchids in East Malaysia...if u can get 10% of those....your house will become an orchid jungle!!!
    Wanna see Borneo? Just click...http://junglemikey.blogspot.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwtan12 View Post
    Wow, after looking at your pics plus some poisoning from my friend here, I am getting more interested in orchids. A pic of slipper from Mulu, Sarawak to enjoy..


    Great looking slipper orchid.. looks like Paph. philippinense... keep it in a well aerated pot...
    I am into Plecos now...
    L46, L173, L134 & L236
    ~~Jeffrey~~

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