A close up of the Cattleya Intermedia . . species.
the Cattleya Intermedia against the green wall.
The same photo with different colors from photoshop.
More of the Cattleya Intermedia. This orchid had one blossom for its first time blooming at my house. The bloom lasted only a couple of weeks. I do seem to have better luck with the species. Although my hybrid Pixie does very well.
SL Psyche Orchid. Pretty little flowers and a regular blooming plant. The blooms do not last very long, either. The white phalenopsis shown last post has been in bloom for a very long time.. probably more than a month.
This photo of the roses at the front door is from Dec. 14, 2015. The plant still has a couple of blooms showing. It is time to prune the roses, though. As soon as I am over my nasty cold I will get out there and do more clean up.
I cleaned up the photo a bit, changed it to 300 dpi and downsized it a bit so it would fit onto my 8 x 10 printing paper. It printed out very nicely. The matting I used needs to be darker. I hung it anyway. I must get down to Opus and get s new matting.
I had a walk around the garden and have a few photos of crocuses and snowdrops, to be added soon.
I have several time consuming hobbies that I enjoy. Gardening was my first passion. When I got my computer my garden suffered some neglect but for all that the garden still looks pretty good.
To those two I have more recently added photography. Photography relates to all of my hobbies, as well as to travel, and seems to tie them all together.
I have a high maintenance, wonderfull husband, who remains the primary interest.
Canon EOS Elan 7e - 35 mm - Feb 2015 - traded the camera body to Kerrisdale Cameras - Lens: Canon EF 28 - 135 mm F/3.5 - 5.6 IS Canon EF 50mm F/1.4 USM Canon EF 28 - 90 mm F/1.4 - 5.6
Canon Powershot A50 - digital - Lens: 4.3 - 10.8 mm 1:2.6 - 4.0
Canon Powershot S3 IS - digital - Lens: 12X 6.0 - 72.0 mm 1:2 -3.5 USM - Canon 58mm Close Up lens 500D - Canon tele-converter TC-DC58B 1.5x - Canon wide converter WC-DC58A 0.75x
Canon EOS Rebel Tli or 500d - uses same lenses and filters as the Canon Elan 7e
Holga 120S - Lens: 60 mm 1:8 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W560 - Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar in camera panorama wide angle lens Canon Powershot SX60 HS traded my SX40 to upgrade to SX60 - Feb 2015 Lens: 43.8 - 247.0 mm 1:3.4 - 6.5 USM, wide angle with 60X optical zoom