One of my other hobbies is growing orchids. I am lucky to have a very high quality orchid supplier, Porter's Orchids, right here in the Lansing area. They have two large modern ranges with a very nice selection of plants. Typically there are a large number of plants in flower at any time, so I took the Canon Rebel SLR camera and the stereo slide-bar over one day to practice some hypostereo techniques with some close-up stereo photography. The color print film was commercially processed and the resulting 4x6 prints were scanned and then processed just like typical digital stereo pairs.
If you download any of the original stereoviews and examine them at full resolution, you will see innumerable examples of scratches and other imperfections - some the result of the processor's failure to clean the machine and some the effect of dust specks while the prints were scanned. One of the best things about the use of digital cameras is that you avoid all this clean-room nonsense!
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This is a fine example of a Lycaste hybrid. The flowers are single, but multiple leads assure several flowers per plant.
This an example of a complex intergeneric hybrid in the Cattleya alliance. The shape of these flowers makes it almost certain that this plant has some Brassovola nodosa in its lineage.
A spike of Miltonia blossoms makes a spectacular display.
Phalaenopsis hybrids such as this one are easy to grow in the typical home.
This looks like a Dendrobium hybrid, but I misplaced my notes!
This specimen plant of a Paphiopedilum "vinifera" hybrid is impressive.
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Ralph E. Taggart (email@example.com)