It's Still Alive! _DSC4316 by merrelyn

It's Still Alive! _DSC4316

My track record with phalaenopsis orchids is not good. This one attempted to flower a few months ago, but the buds all withered and dropped off. It must have had a new lease of life when I put it outside because it sprouted new buds and another flower stem.
I've been trying to get a decent shot of it but it's been too windy or the light has been wrong. Nothing I took during the day was worth posting, so I brought this inside to have a play.
A lovely bit of purple drama!
January 13th, 2019  
gorgeous in purple!
January 13th, 2019  
So beautiful with the black background.
January 13th, 2019  
Wonderful lighting, pov, composition
January 13th, 2019  
Fabulous shot and gorgeous colour.
January 13th, 2019  
Stunning colors!
I'm waiting for my orchid to bloom
January 13th, 2019  
That is a beautiful coloured orchid
January 13th, 2019  
Love the vivid colour and lighting.
January 13th, 2019  
bep
Wonderful on black!
January 13th, 2019  
Beautiful
January 13th, 2019  
Maybe that’s what I need to do with ours as the buds are falling off. Fav for this lovely photo
January 13th, 2019  
Great on black, its a lovely colour
January 13th, 2019  
Beautiful shot.
January 13th, 2019  
Beautiful
January 13th, 2019  
Beautiful focus, background and capture.
January 13th, 2019  
They make great subjects!
January 13th, 2019  
Delightful...
January 13th, 2019  
Gorgeous on black!
January 13th, 2019  
What an absolutely gorgeous color - looks fabulous on black.
January 14th, 2019  
Well done, I have a very black thumb with indoor plants.
January 14th, 2019  
I love the colour and it looks fabulous against black!
All of my orchids have died so I'm looking at getting another one, I think I will look for a purple one, I had white and a multi colour before!
January 14th, 2019  
Well, let me say that you saved yourself a good photo toy as well as a beautiful flower. I like how this capture shows the angle from the fully open to the yet-to-be-open in a lovely flow. The dramatic black background works well, too. Did you put it against a black background?
January 15th, 2019  
@jyokota Thank you Junko. Yes, I put some black art paper on the wall behind the orchid and lit it with my lume cubes.
January 15th, 2019  
@merrelyn -- Ah, black art paper. Must get some. I looked up lime cubes and it's intriguing. Do you have the kind you put on your camera? And do you like it enough to recommend it?
January 15th, 2019  
@jyokota I’ve only had my cubes since Christmas, but really like them. They give off a huge amount of light at ten different intensities. They’re also waterproof. You can buy can buy camera mounts and diffuser kits for them but I haven’t (yet).
January 16th, 2019  
@merrelyn -- thx -- I think I'll check them out! I am TERRIBLE at using flashes and I just avoid them. These look fairly easy to use.
January 16th, 2019  
@jyokota I'm.not good with flash either. I turn my cubes on and move them around until I'm happy with the light then play with the shutter speed ☺
January 16th, 2019  
Nicely done!
January 19th, 2019  
You got a fabulous shot in the end. Well done!
January 21st, 2019  
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