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Orchid Photography – Ottawa Orchid Society’s 32nd Annual Show

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

This past weekend I was able to make it out to the Ottawa Orchid Society’s 32nd Annual Show and Plant Sale at the Nepean Sportsplex. It was my first time out to this event and there was so many great orchid displays that at first it was almost overwhelming. The show was well laid out with dedicated areas to the orchid exhibition, orchid art and jewelry, and buy areas. The show was definately well attended with many photographers which made for tight working spaces with tripods and lighting equipment everywhere (Sunday 9-11am).

Equipment and Technique: Camera set to manual exposure: ISO 100 1/125th sec. Aperture was between f/11-f/22. External SB-600 Key light (on light stand) was set to manual 1/4 power and fill SB-600 (hand held) was set to manual 1/8th power. Triggered wirelessly via Nikon CLS from Master SB-800 speedlight on camera. Lens on manual focus. Shot on a tripod for the most part (to aid in fine-tuning composition changes), with some handheld due to space restrictions. Due to the flash(s) firing a brief blip of intense light I am able to freeze subject and camera motion blur so handholding was not an issue.

Feel free to click each image for a larger view in the gallery and for fine-art purchase details.

Pink Masdevallia Bella Donna orchid flower. (Stephen Harrison)

Orchid Dtps. Nobby's Pink Lady (Dtps. Nobby's Valentine x Phal. New Cinderella) (Stephen Harrison)

Angulocaste Santa Barbara flower. (Stephen Harrison)

Orchid Dtps. Nobby's Pink Lady (Dtps. Nobby's Valentine x Phal. New Cinderella) (Stephen Harrison)

Pink Orchid flower. (Stephen Harrison)

Phragmipedium Belle Hougue Point orchid flower. (Stephen Harrison)

Orchid Dtps. Nobby's Pink Lady (Dtps. Nobby's Valentine x Phal. New Cinderella) (Stephen Harrison)