Purple Cattleya Orchid

by Watson Richard

purple cattleya orchid seeking critique watson richard

Gallery: Flowers, Plants & Trees

Tags: seeking critique

Category: Flower

Exif Information:
Make : PENTAX Corporation
Model : PENTAX K10D
Date Time Original : 2007-11-11 21:58:52
Focal Length : 200/1
Exposure Time : 8/1
F Number : 9.9
Iso Speed Ratings : 100
Flash : 16
Metering Mode : 2
Exposure Mode : 1
White Balance : 1
Focal Length In35mm Film : 300
Orientation : 1
X Resolution : 300.000000
Y Resolution : 300.000000
Software : Adobe Photoshop 7.0

Published: Monday 12th of November 2007 01:31:56 AM


Debra Sinanan
Hello Richard. This Cattleya is a beauty and your color capture is very nice. I have found composition difficult when shooting Catts - the pseudobulbs and stiff green leaves always seem to be in the way. SO, I cut the flowers from the plant and THEN photograph them. Low light is nice for the VERY pink flowers but then you lose the crisp edges on the frill of the lip. Regards.

Richard Watson
My Orchid An 8 second exposure with barely any light left in the day. This orchid has bloomed before but never this brilliantly. Apparently it liked being under the lime tree. I have been shooting this orchid for several days at different times and exposures and I can't seem to get it right although this is my best so far. Suggestions please.

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