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Brassolaelia 'Yellow Bird'

By ChiliMan
Glad you all liked yesterday’s crack at a collaboration Grin

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Now then…my mum - sneaky thing that she is - got me a little surprise from the plant nursery I took her to last week. An early birthday present of this Bl. ‘Yellow Bird’. Ain’t it a beaut? Smile

That evening itself I whisked it off to the dining room to photograph it on black. Should’ve angled it slightly differently or bounced a bit of light from the left…’cos that left side of the bud is in shadow. Pity. Never mind…I took more pics the next day…when the further bud was open Smile

My mum got 4 different orchids that day. For herself, my dad, and my bro too. From last Tuesday till today I’ve taken sooo many orchid pics…both in the dining room and where they’re now hanging in the garden. But don’t worry, I won’t bore you senseless with them Grin

Besides, I haven’t looked at the rest and don’t know how many shots are actually keepers!


Andrew

Tags: Flower Orchid Flowers and plants Hybrid Yellow bird Portraits and people Flash and lighting Brassolaelia

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CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
21 Oct 2013 8:03AM
What a beautiful early birthday pressie, Andrew, and a wonderful capture of this stunning orchid. Carol

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Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
21 Oct 2013 8:07AM
Such lovely flowers these Andrew ! A great gift for sure Smile
21 Oct 2013 8:30AM
nice!!!!!
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
21 Oct 2013 9:08AM
A lovely detailed flower... but 'yellow' bird' ?? Where's the yellow? WinkGrinGrinGrin

Dave
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2013 9:23AM
beautiful capture
regards
Yung
ChiliMan Plus
9 135 17 Singapore
21 Oct 2013 9:26AM

Quote:A lovely detailed flower... but 'yellow' bird' ?? Where's the yellow? WinkGrinGrinGrin

Dave



Lol...yeah...this hybrid is weird. They say as the flowers mature they turn yellow. BUT, there seem to be colour variations within this same hybrid anyway. My mum's are yellow...but I prefer mine Grin I'm waiting to see if mine turn yellow at all. Doubt it.
Meditator 7 4 2 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2013 9:58AM
Great capture well presented.

Beautiful flowers


Phil
ColleenA Plus
4 317 3 Australia
21 Oct 2013 10:13AM
What a beautiful orchid....that is one of the things I love about visiting Singapore....all the lovely varieties of orchids from the smallest to the largest ....great capture Andrew...wish I had another UA
ChiliMan Plus
9 135 17 Singapore
21 Oct 2013 10:23AM

Quote:What a beautiful orchid....that is one of the things I love about visiting Singapore....all the lovely varieties of orchids from the smallest to the largest ....great capture Andrew...wish I had another UA


Aw! Thanks, Colleen Smile And yeah, lots of orchids here...as I'm sure you'll remember from the airport Smile
franken Plus
13 3.9k 4 Wales
21 Oct 2013 10:52AM
Lovely image Andrew.

ken
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
21 Oct 2013 12:15PM
How could anyone ever be bored with orchids.....these are wonderful!
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
21 Oct 2013 12:54PM
Works well with the deep shadow I feel Andrew.
Good shot.
And I would like to tell you I will not bore you senseless with my rust,
but I would be lying !!
Mick.
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
21 Oct 2013 1:00PM
There are so many orchids, but I have never seen one like this one--- ---- you are getting VERY GOOD with flower portraits!
21 Oct 2013 1:01PM
What a lovely sneaky mom you have. To buy you an orchid and one for everyone in the household. And now you've captured this beautiful image with it.
AnnChown Plus
6 198 1 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2013 1:49PM
Your mum knows how to make her boy very happy! Smile love the way you've taken these beauts Andrew.
DolphinLady 10 54 1 Wales
21 Oct 2013 1:58PM
This is beautiful......I love the composition & lighting & the detail is awesome.

Well done Andrew & well done to your mum for choosing this little beauty..

Sorry if I have not commented a lot lately, only every time come on here I have to log in for some unknown reason, & sometimes it doesn't work...today is a good day, except that the Dr; has just told me I have Laryingitis & have to drink lots of fluids & rest my voice, are well, keep smiling..

Hilary (*_*)xxxx
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 9 10 England
21 Oct 2013 2:48PM
This is certainly a keeper Andrew - it's beautiful.
Joan.
SlowSong Plus
7 6.2k 29 England
21 Oct 2013 4:43PM
Beautifully presented against the black b/g.
x
adrian_w Plus
8 3.6k 4 Scotland
21 Oct 2013 5:24PM
Always worth looking at orchid photos.
This is one you don't very often see.
JuBarney 5 18 3 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2013 6:01PM
A beautiful image
Ju
Billyray 8 70 3 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2013 7:21PM
Simply superb.
Ray
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
21 Oct 2013 8:24PM
PS: Phone lines and power lines travel on the same polls-- Good Guess!
21 Oct 2013 9:41PM
this is so gorgeous
21 Oct 2013 9:42PM
What a beautiful flower and shot Andrew. Cathy
Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2013 1:52PM
Just knew this was yours Andrew.....
Lovely imageGrinGrin
Diane
Lillian Plus
7 21 17 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2013 3:26PM
Startling flower, so beautiful and Andrew, as always so well captured
Lillian
evelen 11 5 England
22 Oct 2013 6:29PM
beautiful image Andrew.
eve.Smile
UrbaneMagick 4 172 1 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2013 12:27PM
Beautiful image Andrew, I had previously thought Orchids very hard to keep, but wev'e had one for two years now, it dies away then comes back consistently.... beautiful things Smile

GarethSmile
sable 8 9 7 England
23 Oct 2013 3:50PM
Well what more can I add so from me its just one word WOW xx
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
23 Oct 2013 10:13PM
A very beautiful but oddly named flower Andrew, the presentation is first class
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2013 7:39AM
Too busy jam making to get to this before, but this is a delight.
annettep38 Plus
5 218 39 Costa Rica
10 Nov 2013 8:32AM
Wonderful! So well composed and what a beauty.

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