Nikon D7000

Masdevallia musings…

Masdevallia impostorA lovely Masdevallia impostor – photo of the day. Enjoy!

I was just playing around with my new camera and the flash this weekend, which resulted in this rather artistic photo. I still need some more practice, but it is so much fun to photograph the orchids now. I looooove my new gear! Camera: Nikon D7000 DSLR. Lenses: Tamron AF 90/2,8 SP DI Macro (used […]

By |2017-10-13T11:25:50+01:00January 19th, 2011|Categories: A day in the life of...|Tags: , , , , |4 Comments

Masdevallia panguiensis

Masdevallia panguiensisA somewhat shy looking Masdevallia only found in Ecuador where it grows at altitudes of 1200 to 1500 meters. It is named after El Pangui, the capital city of the Zamora-Chinchipe Province in Southeastern Ecuador where it was first found by Luer and Andreetta in 1983. This is another lovely species from the impressive section Durae in Masdevallia, a section known for its large […]

By |2017-10-13T11:25:51+01:00December 16th, 2010|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , , , , , |4 Comments

Masdevallia norae

Masdevallia noraeThis is such an ethereal and elegant little Masdevallia. At first the flowers might seem a bit bland and colorless, but when you really look at them up close you see that the they are cast in an almost metallic sheen. The incredible subtle purple details inside the flowers are further accentuated by the plain outside wrapper. Quite stunning really.

Masdevallia norae originates from South America where it grows at […]

By |2017-10-13T11:25:51+01:00December 12th, 2010|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Masdevallia norae

Brassavola nodosa

Brassavola nodosaOh I have been waiting for this one to bloom for a year now, and here it is. Finally! …and what a beautiful flower it is!! A long lasting sensual flower with elegant flowing shapes in delicate shades of cream and white…  It has a very pleasant fragrance that grows a lot stronger at night. I read somewhere that it was supposed to […]

By |2017-10-13T11:25:52+01:00December 9th, 2010|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , , , , |4 Comments