I’m still getting used to the new camera, but it is nice when the orchids decide to grow in a clump. I always enjoy taking group pictures of orchids. The picture above is of some Diplodium robustum also known as the Large Shell Orchid. When identifying this species I get confused as it is not always clear with species is which. So this next picture I’ll just leave as Diplodium sp., though it could be a D. robustum.
Below is a picture of a spider orchid leaf, most likely Arachnorchis tentaculata. I love the texture from the water droplets caught on the hairs of the leaves.
I have a new camera, or rather my family has a new camera. It is a Sony Alpha 58, and it came with four different lenses. So I’m really looking forward to going out into the bush and shooting with it. However today it was raining…
… so that meant today would not have been a good day to look for orchids. Any way, I’ve been having fun walking through our garden at home, and taking pictures so that I can get a feel as to how this camera works and behaves. I’ve been enjoying manual focus, which was not practical on compact digital cameras.
The above picture of Grevillea superb and below I shot using the macro lens, while for the rain shot I actually used a telescopic lens.
Since this is OrchidNotes, I should probably be talking about orchids. Here is a short video that my brother, Joseph, made. He filmed before we bought the new camera. Hope you enjoy it.