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Cattleya loddigesii

Cattleya loddigesii
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Copyright: Kirti M Rawat (kmr13777) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 157 W: 67 N: 187] (703)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-26
Categories: Flowers
Camera: sony cybershot DSC w1
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/50 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Orchids, Photos by an amateur photographer [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-04-03 4:59
Viewed: 4888
Points: 14
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Hello everyone!
This is a Brazillian Orchid (Cattleya loddigesii) captured in Jardim Botanico (Botanical Garden) in Curitiba, Brazil.
as per Horst(bandeerorchids)the ID i have provided is not correct, would request you all to please help me with the correct ID.

The Curitiba Botanical Garden provides a national reference collection of native flora, attracts researchers from all over the world. It includes many botanic species from the moist Atlantic Forests of eastern Brazil.

Cattleya loddigesii

Cattleya loddigesii is a long-time favorite among Brazilian growers, for several reasons. First, it is a species native from areas where the majority of orchid growers live (State of São Paulo), meaning that it always was the first or one of the first species new growers were introduced to (and in the past could collect and grow). Of course, being native it is a very easy species for them to cultivate. Besides, it is one of those species that have fairly compact plants with relatively large (4" to 5") flowers and it is flat-out easy to grow except in very hot climates. The main habitats of Cattleya loddigesii are gallery forests on margins of medium-sized rivers and the good thing is that, even with deforesting, gallery forests are usually preserved to maintain healthy rivers with no margin erosion. Altitude varies from about 600 to 1200 meters (about 2000 to 4000 ft.) meaning the species is quite adaptable to different temperature ranges. This, of course, helps to explain the wide distribution area. The species can also be found on humid forests over rock outcroppings.

Thanks for Looking!!

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Hi Kirty,

Nice pov and composition with good dark bg.
I think left a litte more space and right less space would be better.
Beautiful colours.


Hello Kirti,
a beautiful macro shot of a Brazillian Orchid taken with very good sharpness, beautiful contrast of the colours well saturated, well composed
Best regards

Great Picture!
Very useful comments about Cattleya loddigesii.
But the flower on your image is not Cattleya loddigesii.

I am a horticulturist myself..Finding a great specimen is difficult, this one has some trip damages, but beautiful none the less. The other flower in the background troubles me a bit. I wonder what effect light from below would make to this picture...`

Bonjour Kirti,
Très belle macro très finement détaillée et très délicatement colorée avec une excellente opposition sur l'arrière plan.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hola Kirti

vaya estupenda foto de esta orquidea, realmente todas las orduideas son explendidas. bonitos colores.

Un saludo Antonio

Hi Kirti,
Spectacular flowers. The shades are beautiful, the handling of light and dark background is excellent, congratulations on this work of great clarity and detail.


Hi Kirti. What spectacular light and perfect contrast in very good backgroung!


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