Monday, March 2, 2015

Mount Baker Orchid Society Show

February 28 was our orchid society's annual show.  The Mount Baker Orchid Society is a very small society but the show was well received.  I put in my usual display using a purpose built show case and an insert that looks like a lava cliff with water running down it and spent the day helping with the show and taking photos.  Photography at a show is always a challenge because the flowers are massed together, lighting is not always good, and often one has to contend with poor backgrounds, tags and other paraphernalia used for displaying the plants.  These were some of the better photos I was able to get.  We hold our show at a local nursery and so one has to contend with nursery traffic as well.  The photos of my display case were taken after most of the show was dismantled.

Cattleya loddigesii

Encyclia polybulbon and Encyclia cochleata

 Encyclia cordigera

 Laeliocattleya Gold Digger and Brassolaeliocattleya Mem. Ana Balmores

 Oersatedella centradenia

 Epidendrum roseosceptrum

 Burrageara Nellie Isler

 Odontocidium Golden Trident

 Brassia arachnoidea

 Oncidium croesus

Phalaenopsis Baldan's Kaleidoscope

 unnamed Phalaenopsis

 Phalaenopsis Chien Xen Violin

 Phalaenopsis schilleriana

 Phalaenopsis Tyang Shin Orange Crush

 Phalaenopsis Taida Sunflower Diamond

 Phalaenopsis Fusheng's Mystical Dream

Phalaenopsis Old Yeller

Dendrobium Sea Mary

 Dendrobium atroviolaceum

 Dendrobium Proud Appeal

 Dendrobium Mingle's Sapphire

 Dendrobium sulawesiense

Paphiopedilum Hawaiian Illusion

 Paphiopedilum Norito Hasegawa

 Paphiopedilum Fairly Stoned and Paphiopedilum unnamed

Paphiopedilum Royal Anthem Lyric x Royal

  Phragmipedium Peruflora's Spirit x d'alessandroi

 Bulbophyllum appendiculatum

 Dendrochilum glumaceum and Dendrochilum wenzelii

 Bletilla ochracea

 My Showcase


  1. I had the thought that you could earn a penny or two offering a photography corner where you could provide portrait services.

    Paphiopedilum Fairly Stoned... lovely

    1. Thanks, Marti. I suppose I could have but it probably would have interfered with the show and the displays.

  2. Thank you for the beautiful pictures of orchids at the show

    1. You are welcome and thank you for looking and commenting.