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I recently discovered that February is a great time to photograph both outdoor cymbidiums and green house orchids in Southern California.  I was able to find productive green houses at the Sherman Library and Gardens in Newport Beach and the L.A. Arboretum in Arcadia.

 

Finding desirable light is the biggest challenge in a green house.  Using flash will generally black out the background.  Heavily filtered lighting will produce images that are too soft.  I depend on light rays streaking through glass windows and ceilings highlighting details of individual orchid flowers. 

  

 The photograph was taken with a 200mm F4 lens, on a CF tripod with ISO 400 negative film.

 

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06/29/02