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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.

Tags: General Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

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Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2012 9:31AM
Lovely colours and textures in your image! IB

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Rock Plus
16 10 2 England
15 Jan 2012 9:42AM

SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2012 10:26AM
Beautifully captured.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
15 Jan 2012 10:37AM
A beautiful flower, Ann, good lighting, well captured. Carol
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2012 10:41AM
What a beauty it is... and flowering now
New toy looks pretty good as well
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
15 Jan 2012 10:59AM
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 11:15AM
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

BarbaraR 12 17 1 England
15 Jan 2012 11:15AM
Lovely capture Ann.
Have lots of fun with that new camera !

15 Jan 2012 11:24AM
Hi Ann, this is an excellent capture of a lovely looking orchid, well taken and presented well too..

beautiful image ann,well taken.ray
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2012 12:45PM
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 Plus
9 23 16 Canada
15 Jan 2012 1:23PM
A lovely flower and so well captured Ann.............Sandy
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
15 Jan 2012 1:32PM
Nice use of the camera for the first time and a lovely flower. - gary
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
15 Jan 2012 1:47PM
A beautiful flower--- enjoy your new camera!
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2012 1:53PM
What a lovely colour. Good detail. Carole
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2012 2:21PM
Lovely coloured flower - well captured Ann
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2012 2:21PM
Interesting information Ann, and this is another beautiful flora shot.
DanielD 8 1 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2012 3:09PM
Great colours and superb texture - excellent captured , Ann

jaktis 14 84 Sweden
15 Jan 2012 4:02PM
I am impressed by your work

LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2012 4:49PM
Lovely capture of these exotic beauties
LexEquine 12 19 United States
15 Jan 2012 4:57PM
'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 9 2 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2012 5:11PM
A beautiful image Ann, well taken.
saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
15 Jan 2012 5:30PM
Beautiful image with superb detail and lighting super comp,
PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2012 7:17PM
The lighting in the centre of the flower is brilliant. Lovely capture Ann. paul
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
15 Jan 2012 7:31PM
What a beautiful flower Ann, captured to perfection
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
15 Jan 2012 8:17PM
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.

Neeka 9 16 Wales
15 Jan 2012 8:43PM
Lovely as ever, Ann. Love the way the light is catching that one. Beautiful.

Anjantoo 10 7 1 England
15 Jan 2012 8:49PM
Really lovely Ann.
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2012 10:52PM
Wonderful image, fabulous colours and light.

15 Jan 2012 11:11PM
A beautiful flower Ann,lovely lighting,enjoy your new camera..Lin
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
16 Jan 2012 12:02AM
simply wonderful. I admire your gardening skills as much as your picture
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2012 8:02AM
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.
9 10 10 England
16 Jan 2012 11:00AM
Very lovely Ann - but then I've never known anything different from you.SmileSmileSmile
vickyf 12 8 8 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2012 2:15PM
These flowers are so difficult to photograph and you've done them justice!
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
16 Jan 2012 6:33PM
Lovely shot ,give the camera to the grand kids to set ,its easier .Smile
Billyray 10 70 3 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2012 7:30PM
Excellent Ann. I love NeilWigan's comment. My grandchildren helped me a lot when I first got my computer.
Enjoy your new camera.
17 Jan 2012 1:57PM
Just wonderful, Ann, enjoy your new camera.
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
17 Jan 2012 3:42PM
Lovely capture with the new camera Ann, keep em coming,
17 Jan 2012 8:14PM
Very well detailed and composed capture very well done
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 11 2 1 Australia
18 Jan 2012 9:57PM
Lovely work Ann ...Bill
19 Jan 2012 6:28PM
Lovely shot
dawnmichelle 10 12 United States
20 Jan 2012 1:03AM
love the color .. wonderful shot
rpba18205 8 1 4 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2012 12:21PM
Perspective light capture.
21 Jan 2012 6:51PM
Fabulous image, interesting write up.
Wonderful image of light , colour , and texture, superb
Tibetan 6 3 England
18 Jan 2013 4:16PM
Excellent colours and detail Ann, like these splendid flowers some of the nicest flowers are orchids, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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