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I've been growing Cymbidium Orchids for many years. These are in full flower in the greenhouse at the moment and I thought it right to try out my new camera on them. Lots to learn about the new toy but hope you like this first attempt.

For those interested, Cymbidiums grow in nature over a wide area of the world, including Sri Lanka, India, Japan, Malaysia and Australia. As house plants they are always grown in pots (terrestrially) though in the wild some of the about 50 different species are actually epiphytes. As they require cool or intermediate temperatures to grow well, they are ideal for anyone just starting to grow Orchids for the first time and the sprays of flowers last a long time, either on the plant or as cut flowers.

The date taken and time is nonsense due my not setting these details until afterwards! Only got the camera on the 12th January.

Lens:Lumix G Vario
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:1 Jan 2011 - 11:26 PM
Focal Length:42mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Username:EAS EAS
Uploaded:15 Jan 2012 - 9:24 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, General, Wildlife / nature
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Chinga e2 Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
15 Jan 2012 - 9:31 AM

Lovely colours and textures in your image! IB

Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2012 - 9:42 AM



SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2012 - 10:26 AM

Beautifully captured.

CarolG e2 Member 8146 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2012 - 10:37 AM

A beautiful flower, Ann, good lighting, well captured. Carol

barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2012 - 10:41 AM

What a beauty it is... and flowering now
New toy looks pretty good as well

RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2012 - 10:59 AM

Beautifully captured orchid, Ann: interesting to read the conditions required a we never manage to keep them indoors from one year to the next.

15 Jan 2012 - 11:15 AM

like the lich colour and detail my purplish ocrhids just lasted past xmas and now the white ones on the way out they have only ever flowered twice in three years


Last Modified By digital_boi at 15 Jan 2012 - 11:15 AM
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2012 - 11:15 AM

Lovely capture Ann.
Have lots of fun with that new camera !


15 Jan 2012 - 11:24 AM

Hi Ann, this is an excellent capture of a lovely looking orchid, well taken and presented well too..


raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
15 Jan 2012 - 11:25 AM

beautiful image ann,well taken.ray

Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2012 - 12:45 PM

Love the colour there Ann,
did you cut one of these for your daughters b/room when they visited xmas before last?
lovely capture and clever you growing them

Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2012 - 1:23 PM

A lovely flower and so well captured Ann.............Sandy

gary_d  7575 forum posts Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2012 - 1:32 PM

Nice use of the camera for the first time and a lovely flower. - gary

taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2012 - 1:47 PM

A beautiful flower--- enjoy your new camera!

CaroleS e2 Member 437 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2012 - 1:53 PM

What a lovely colour. Good detail. Carole

helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2012 - 2:21 PM

Lovely coloured flower - well captured Ann

dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2012 - 2:21 PM

Interesting information Ann, and this is another beautiful flora shot.

DanielD  4 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2012 - 3:09 PM

Great colours and superb texture - excellent captured , Ann


jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
15 Jan 2012 - 4:02 PM

I am impressed by your work


LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2012 - 4:49 PM

Lovely capture of these exotic beauties

LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2012 - 4:57 PM

'Superlative {A+++}, Artistic, & very Lovely Cymbidium Orchid Image rendering,' Ann~

Thanks for the information,...'as I would like to attempt to grow some Orchids,'...on my own~ Smile

~ Congrat's & great Shot with your new Panasonic camera ~

Ciao~ Peter

Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
15 Jan 2012 - 5:11 PM

A beautiful image Ann, well taken.

saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2012 - 5:30 PM

Beautiful image with superb detail and lighting super comp,

PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2012 - 7:17 PM

The lighting in the centre of the flower is brilliant. Lovely capture Ann. paul

Glostopcat e2 Member 8246 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2012 - 7:31 PM

What a beautiful flower Ann, captured to perfection

AnneWorner e2 Member 7618 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States43 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2012 - 8:17 PM

These are beautful, and I really like the dappled light. I had a shelf of orchids in my kitchen (north facing light) two years ago. I left them in the care of my husband and came back to a disaster. Since I have to travel to my mother I cannot take care of orchids full time. Right now, I have two miniature phalos that survived last summer, although they were on their last legs. They have put out new leaves and roots and I await flowers in the spring!

I have a friend who has a greenhouse full of orchids. His watering method is a two minute shower daily, to emulate the rain forest.

Growing orchids is so rewarding.


Last Modified By AnneWorner at 15 Jan 2012 - 8:18 PM
Neeka  5 Wales
15 Jan 2012 - 8:43 PM

Lovely as ever, Ann. Love the way the light is catching that one. Beautiful.


Anjantoo  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2012 - 8:49 PM

Really lovely Ann.

15 Jan 2012 - 10:52 PM

Wonderful image, fabulous colours and light.


sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2012 - 11:11 PM

A beautiful flower Ann,lovely lighting,enjoy your new camera..Lin

annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2012 - 12:02 AM

simply wonderful. I admire your gardening skills as much as your picture

brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2012 - 8:02 AM

Oh well, you did a great job with your new toy Ann! You caught this beauty in great light with lovely natural colours. Like the velvety feel of it, too.

EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2012 - 11:00 AM

Very lovely Ann - but then I've never known anything different from you.SmileSmileSmile

vickyf e2 Member 9vickyf vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2012 - 2:15 PM

These flowers are so difficult to photograph and you've done them justice!

NeilWigan  4 England15 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2012 - 6:33 PM

Lovely shot ,give the camera to the grand kids to set ,its easier .Smile

Billyray  770 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2012 - 7:30 PM

Excellent Ann. I love NeilWigan's comment. My grandchildren helped me a lot when I first got my computer.
Enjoy your new camera.

Jekaro e2 Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
17 Jan 2012 - 1:57 PM

Just wonderful, Ann, enjoy your new camera.

FeatherFriend e2 Member 732 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 3:42 PM

Lovely capture with the new camera Ann, keep em coming,

17 Jan 2012 - 8:14 PM

Very well detailed and composed capture very well done

jujupops e2 Member 4jujupops vcard England
18 Jan 2012 - 8:16 PM

Gorgeous Ann, orchids are one of my favourite flowers, and they are soooo difficult to capture, well done youGrin Enjoy the new camera, and I too love Neil's comment regarding the Granchildren setting it for you GrinGrinGrin
Julie x

goso e2 Member 8goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2012 - 9:57 PM

Lovely work Ann ...Bill

hasslebladuk e2 Member 5hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2012 - 6:28 PM

Lovely shot

dawnmichelle e2 Member 7dawnmichelle vcard United States
20 Jan 2012 - 1:03 AM

love the color .. wonderful shot

rpba18205 e2 Member 5rpba18205 vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2012 - 12:21 PM

Perspective light capture.

ChristineD e2 Member 9ChristineD vcard England
21 Jan 2012 - 6:51 PM

Fabulous image, interesting write up.


Wonderful image of light , colour , and texture, superb

Tibetan  2 England
18 Jan 2013 - 4:16 PM

Excellent colours and detail Ann, like these splendid flowers some of the nicest flowers are orchids, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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