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At Southport Flower Show this year this Phalaenopsis was on the stand of the Orchid Society. I couldn't believe the colour and, when I asked the guy on the stand, he admitted it had been dyed blue for a "Royal" display and was displayed with white and red ones that were genuine! You can't believe everything you see!!!

Brand:Pentax Corporation
Camera:Pentax K10D Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:Pentax 18-55
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:16 Aug 2012 - 12:57 AM
Focal Length:100mm
Aperture:f/3.5
Shutter Speed:1/180sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:An Impossible Orchid
Username:TonyDy TonyDy
Uploaded:24 Nov 2012 - 11:40 AM
Tags:Blue, Flowers & plants, Orchid
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Votes:14
Voters:Fefe · Mototaur · Joline · CarolG · christinecilia · PinkK · tezquirk · alligatorpants · tomcat · Brian65 · ali63 · cabbie · adrian_w · annettep38 ·
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Fefe
Fefe Plus Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom31 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2012 - 11:42 AM

Soooo pretty................ shame they are dyed, I would love one this colour.
Diane

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TonyDy
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24 Nov 2012 - 11:49 AM

Me, too, Diane.
Cheers,
Tony

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Mototaur
Mototaur  226 forum posts England
24 Nov 2012 - 12:04 PM

stunning blue orchid. lovely macro

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2012 - 12:48 PM

It certainly is effective, Tony, would love an orchid this colour, well captured. Carol

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TonyDy
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24 Nov 2012 - 1:35 PM

Thank you both.
Tony

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christinecilia
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24 Nov 2012 - 1:49 PM

beautiful close great colours. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin

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PinkK
PinkK  680 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2012 - 1:55 PM

Lovely image

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24 Nov 2012 - 2:41 PM

Thank you both.
Tony

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Brian65  6 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2012 - 7:12 PM

Lovely colours and image Tony.
Brian

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24 Nov 2012 - 7:29 PM

Thanks, Brian.
Tony

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ali63
ali63 Plus Member 3685 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2012 - 9:33 PM

A great orchid, maybe one day they will make a real blue one.
Ali SmileSmileSmile

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TonyDy
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24 Nov 2012 - 10:48 PM

I hope so, Ali.Cheers.
Tony

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25 Nov 2012 - 5:11 PM

that certainly grabbed my attention! At first I thought you had done some clever photoshopping.
I believe they use coloured dyes in the water which is taken up by the plant & shows through.
Great capture, as usual.

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 4209 forum postsannettep38 vcard Costa Rica35 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2012 - 11:27 PM

well I thought is it me or he is really good at photoshop!!!
thanks for the information.. and the detail is amazing. wonder whether they put ink in the water?

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30 Nov 2012 - 11:07 AM

Cheers, Annette - I think it was dye in the water.
Tony

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