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    Senior Member JimK's Avatar
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    I love it when these guys bloom

    a few of my favorite orchids
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    ooooooooo aaaaaaa

    ohhhhhhh....great shots...beautimous!
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    My oh my, fantastically beautiful shots. So clear and crisp, great vivid colors. Film or digital?
    Awesome job.

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    Thanks Jeff. These are digital, taken with a Canon G3 using window light and a tripod. The background is black velvet draped over a piece of foam core

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    Excellent

    very nice Jim!

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    Thank you so much Penny. I have been getting some good tips on photographing orchids so I hope Y'all donn't get tired of seeing me post a few pics of them here and there.

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    Amazing

    These are breathtaking! I grow Phalaenopsis orchids and have been trying to capture a good image for a long time... Would you share your tips with us? Maybe I will post some of my photos to share info etc?

    Stunning!

    Fran

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    frannymac, so far, the suggestions I am finding most usefull are for background types and lighting. A photographer I know who has been hired to take pics for an orchid society suggests a mottled green or blue background and on occasion some backlighting to highlight the "hairs" that grow on some species. Peronally, I like the black velvet background I used on the first photos but the lighting is another issue.
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