D74: Phalaenopsis

In Uncategorized on March 15, 2010 by Eric Kunimura Tagged: , , , , , , ,

Moth Orchid

The generic name means “Phalaen[a]-like” and is probably a reference to the genus Phalaena, the name given by Carolus Linnaeus to a group of large moths; the flowers of some species supposedly resemble moths in flight. For this reason, the species are sometimes called Moth orchids. – Wikipedia

I broke my recent run of B&W and desaturated style with this beautifully colored orchid. I played with dramatic lighting which I found a little frustrating trying to get the light exactly as I wanted it. I used a single light from lower right and a white reflector to fill the heavy shadows up top.

Read: Worth a Sub: Michael Grecco’s New YouTube Channel – Strobist. Definitely some of the coolest behind the scenes video’s I’ve seen. You can see exactly how the pro’s do it.

Viewed: Voices of Haiti – A daily photo essay by Jeremy Cowart


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