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Phragmipedium Acker's Beauty

Discussion in 'Orchid Hybrids' started by DarleneJay, Dec 28, 2020.

  1. DarleneJay

    DarleneJay Well-Known Member

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    This is the first time the Phrag Acker's Beauty (lindleyanum x kovachii) has bloomed. The flower opened yesterday, and I will be interested to see if the shape changes over time.

    Working with a new lighting set-up which is a bit bright. The color in the first picture is close. The second photo is to give a sense of the overall size.
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  2. Sabinchen

    Sabinchen Well-Known Member

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    Very beautiful Orchid:)
     
  3. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    When my lights are too bright for what I want, I move them farther back from the subject. I have also clipped pieces of Aluminet shade cloth over reflector and that helps too.
     
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    Sabinchen Well-Known Member

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    I use black velvet as a background, what use you?
    The longer the exposure, the brighter the object and background, you have to find the center. I use mostly natural light.
     
  5. DarleneJay

    DarleneJay Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Sabin and Marni for the tips!

    I use a velvet material as a backdrop in my new lightbox. I also used velvet in my previous set-up. The challenges is the artificial lighting and working the color and brightness. Ohio winters don't allow for a lot of natural light options ;).
     

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  6. Sabinchen

    Sabinchen Well-Known Member

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    Yes, we have often fog, natural light for photography is very rar too