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Aug 9, 2010 8:42 AM CST
|I am most fortunate to live within 30 minutes driving time of fabulous Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. I hope some day I have more leisure time to visit this great place, but now it seems we go only when relatives come to visit us. So when we do make the trip, one of my favorite places to visit is their Orchid Room. It is best to visit during the daytime so you can use natural light to take photographs, but night time is good because of their lighting makes the colors jump from the flowers.|
Please enjoy the photographs I recently took on July 31, 2010. If only we could capture the intoxicating fragrance of these awesome flowers.
Cattleya loddigesii ==>
Cattleya g. Mrs. Mahler Mem Fred Tompkins ==>
Miltonia g. Andy Easton Mount Cuba ==>
Miltonia g. Lycaena cv. Stamperland ==>
Miltonia Rouge cv California Plum - 2 photos ==>
Miltonia unnamed hybrid - 3 photos ==>
Orchid Habenaria rhodocheila South China and Indochina ==>
Orchid Hybrid x Laeliocattleya g. John Tomaske Hihimanu - 2 photos ==>
Orchid Hybrid x Laeliocattleya g. unnamed ==>
Orchid Hybrid x Potinara g. Hoku Gem Freckles - 2 photos ==>
Orchid Laelia crispa Brazil ==>
Orchid x Degarmoara g. Winter Wonderland White Fairy ==>
Orchid x Doritaenopsis g. unnamed hybrid ==>
Orchid x Laeliocattleya cv Harold Carlson - 3 photos ==>
Orchid x Laeliocattleya cv Longriver Compton Ching Hua ==>
Orchid x Laeliocattleya cv Louis Merkel ==>
I will have to continue in a reply to this thread.
Aug 9, 2010 8:45 AM CST
|Orchid x Laeliocattleya g. De Loris Ziegfield cv Snowbird - 3 photos ==>|
Orchid x Laeliocattleya g. Love Knot ==>
and last but not least, Orchid x Laeliocattleya g. Mini Purple Irene
Aug 9, 2010 1:39 PM CST
|Joseph, how nice of you to post all of these. The Orchid room at Longwood is beautiful!|
Thanks so much for sharing!
Aug 9, 2010 6:19 PM CST
You are most welcome. Photographs I can take but I lack the knowledge to make even a Phalaenopsis happy, so that is why I am here to change that.
Aug 9, 2010 6:28 PM CST
|Joseph, I have the same problem, Phals shudder in my presence. Cattleyas are a lot easier!|
Aug 10, 2010 8:24 PM CST
|Same here! These are such beautiful photos. Thanks so much for sharing them with us. I especially love the unnamed Laeliocattleya!!|
Aug 11, 2010 2:31 PM CST
|Just keep coming back for more!! Be sure to put the named ones in the database, Joseph!! Don't worry about the names, I will fix them up!|
Aug 12, 2010 1:25 PM CST
|Really nice Joseph, what great pictures!|
Aug 12, 2010 2:42 PM CST
|Thank you, Ursula, Kathy and Lindsey! Orchids are like Water Lilies, their |
flowers shout TAKE MY PICTURE!!!! to nature photographers LOL.
I will get busy adding them to the database. I will transcribe the information that was on their ID tag.
I have a few other visits of photographs I will have to assess if they are worthy for prime time.
Aug 12, 2010 4:24 PM CST
|Joseph, if they are not worthy of prime time you can still add them...just wait until after 10pm. |
Aug 13, 2010 5:04 AM CST
|Too funny Lindsey, you are a riot.|