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Eric Muehlbauer

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This is the first bloom I've gotten from this cross....It's nice, certainly unremarkable, but for me it has special significance....its the first (and so far only) paph cross I have ever made myself that made it as far as germination. The parents are primulinum " liltii" X haynaldianum....the parents may still be visible on Troy Meyer's site.....I am proud....its not large, not fancy, not impressive....but its mine! Take care, Eric
 
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goldenrose

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:clap:Congrats! Wait til next year, remember they get better! AAhh the second picture is much better! Have you considered cropping & using smaller screen size? :wink: If you're using a digital camera, move the plant a couple of feet away from the wall. The automatic focus will focus on the bloom not the bricks.
 
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Eric Muehlbauer

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Yeah...I know about those bricks....where I shoot depends on the light and time of day. Around noon I shoot with the bricks in the background...the sun is right behind me. I keep the plant about 4-5 feet in front of the bricks. Later in the afternoon, I have grass as the background..but I get more shadows on the bloom unless I hold it just right...colors can be more intense though. I wanted to get the bloom at the right time, before the dorsal reflexed more...and it was likely to get cloudy later in the day. As for the size, I can't get Imageshack to behave like it used to...I never get any options about reducing size to 800 x whatever like I used to...its either thumbnails, or this...on the other hand, I find that imageshack photos, even when gigantic, seem to load up much faster than they used to...and I have a lousy connection most days..(I hate Time warner cable!!!!!!! when will FIOS hit Queens????) Take care, Eric
 

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