Orchid challenge #1

by Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue March. 17, 2018 1283 views

Inspired by ANDI, who doesn't like her first name, I will post some orchids in the next days. Actually I prefer tiny blossoms like forget-me-nots or blossoms with a perfect fragrance like roses, but every time I will see blossoms of orchids I will take pictures. I'm thrilled, because some of them have such a alien or insect like appearance.

If you are interested in orchids and want to know how to care for them please read - well illustrated with lot of pictures - instructions by ANDI.

I photographed this orchid in the botanical garden in Linz (capital of state Upper Austria) in October 2007 with my first digital camera. After all this years I still like the Panasonic TZ1 – it was a really good camera.

Maybe you want join the orchid challenge too?!

Orchid #2

Orchid #3

Orchid #4

Orchid #5

Orchid #6

Orchid #7

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Heidi Egerman 3 years, 4 months ago

So lovely!

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Heidi Egerman 3 years, 4 months ago

Thanks! blush

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Guillermo Huerga Borrego 3 years, 4 months ago

Wow, I love this colours, wonderful.

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Guillermo Huerga Borrego 3 years, 4 months ago

Thanks! blush

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Andi Saw 3 years, 4 months ago
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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Andi Saw 3 years, 4 months ago

Thanks!
THAT's the problem: I didn't photograph the names! Since I do always pictures from the labels too, because afterwards I'm lost in a picture jungle.

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Andi Saw Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 3 years, 4 months ago
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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Andi Saw 3 years, 4 months ago

I'm counting on you! grinning thumbsup

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Jan Barlow 3 years, 4 months ago

STUNNING photo! This is why I think I want to try to grow an Orchid...I'm wrestling with the commitment.

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Jan Barlow 3 years, 4 months ago

Thanks! blush
Follow ANDI's instructions and you will have a lifelong relationship with an orchid - I'm sure of it! My daughter has some orchids for maybe 15 years or longer. They only developed difficulties and struggeled for a short periode, when Victoria moved into her own flat and didn't find the best spot at once for the orchids. The bath is now her greenhouse!

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Jan Barlow Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 3 years, 4 months ago

Yes, we’ve been “chatting” on her latest orchid post...  :)

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Jan Barlow 3 years, 4 months ago

What would we do without photoblog ... joy

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Berckmans Peter 3 years, 4 months ago

What an example, and looking like an alien. Tried a few times for taking good pics of orchids and it is not that easy. Looking forward to some more

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Berckmans Peter 3 years, 4 months ago

Actually I ruined the complete set in Hannover, Herrenhäuser Gärten - and I don't no why it happened! Maybe it was too humid in the hot house or I was in my usual hectic state of mind. Still sad about that, because the botanical garden in Hannover is famous for its orchids - actually it's one of the largest world wide!

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 3 years, 4 months ago

Can be,always have a problem with focus in a hot house

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Joe Zink 3 years, 4 months ago

She's going to hate me now, I have other people calling her "Andi"...smile
Beautiful photo on this one, Sigrid
...unfortunately, I'm a flower murderer instead of a flower grower so I just admire them and move on.

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Joe Zink 3 years, 4 months ago

I photograph orchids, but I will pass all orchid-presents to my daughter - I want them to survive ...
Victoria has a "green thumb" (as we call the ability to care for flowers) and the perfect light, water and temperature for orchids in her apartment.

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