At Botanica in Wichita. I get tired of lugging the tripod along on photo expeditions, so I’ve been looking for alternative methods of taking close-ups. All but the last picture here were taken with an inexpensive but quite nice 18-55mm zoom lens, with a diffuser … Continue readingOrchid society meeting, October 21
At the Kansas Orchid Society meeting at Botanica. The lighting in the hall was miserable, so I needed to use the camera’s built-in flash. As usual, click to embiggen and see with better color.
An unnamed Phalaenopsis hybrid. The label says Dtps ________ (Blessed ‘Walnut Valley’ HCC 76 pts x Phal Talsuco Date ‘Max’ HCC 77 pts) BKR/MCT SC1511 Unflasked 09/29/2012 “Dtps” is the abbreviation for “Doritaenopsis,” i.e., a hybrid between Doritis pulcherrima and a Phalaenopsis. However, the genus … Continue readingPhalaenopsis, again
A couple of recent acquisitions. Look closely. I got a little something extra with this one. And yet another view of my Phalaenopsis equestris. Some alien-looking seedlings of Leuchtenbergia principis. This one was composed from 113 separate images. And a Nigella. Update: Now in stereo.
Greenhouse at Southwestern College, Winfield, Kansas If you look carefully, you can spot a Hoya and some Tillandsia and Saintpaulia, but the vast majority of the plants here various kinds of orchids. It’s best viewed in “fullscreen.” If that doesn’t work, here’s Flickr.
Winfield, Kansas, April 15, 2018. I’m not at all certain of the names of many of these. As usual, click to embiggen and see in better color.
The weatherman predicted storms in the later afternoon, and rather than risk my good camera in bad weather, I made do with my toy camera and its on-camera flash. These are crummy pictures, grainy and harshly-lit, but the subjects make them worth posting. I don’t … Continue readingKansas Orchid Society, March 18