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By Meanie


Schlumbergera (Schlumbergia truncata)

Has to be one of the easiest house plants of all!



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it might be for you but i was never that successful ~ what a great photo!!

15 Dec, 2011

 

Beautiful - is this what's known as a Christmas cactus?

15 Dec, 2011

 

Thanks Sticki and Sheilar!

Sticki - look to the right and you'll see the shadows (can't afford studio lighting) so that's why the flowers in the background are to the left.
I put this outdoors in a shady spot for the summer.

It is AKA the Christmas Cactus Sheilar.

15 Dec, 2011

amy
Amy
 

Thats a nice pale pinky coloured one Meanie, Mine is flowering at the moment it's the ordinary common cerise coloured one ~ I took a cutting off it last year it's a very small baby but it has a bud on it so I have mother and child sitting side by side ......

15 Dec, 2011

 

only when you pointed it out, what i like is that delicate shell pink set against the black background ~ stunning contrast.

15 Dec, 2011

 

Thanks Amy - I love the colour of this one!
I broke a bit off accidently and just stuck it down the side of the pot. That took too.

15 Dec, 2011

 

That's the point Sticki - your eye is drawn away from the background shadow!

15 Dec, 2011

 

Pretty shot Meanie............

15 Dec, 2011

 

clever, i wouldnt have worked that out.

but on a macro picture you still have all of the bloom in focus ~ isnt that flower about 2" long?

15 Dec, 2011

 

Thanks Milky!

Sticki - It's mostly in focus even at full size. Turned the flash down to reduce the glare and shadow, set it at f10 to compensate for the low flash, and had to take the shot from a couple of feet away.

15 Dec, 2011

 

f8 is the most i can do.

15 Dec, 2011

 

Smashing close up.

15 Dec, 2011

 

Thanks Homebird!

Sticki - for a greater depth of field you need a high f number. But this lets less light through. So high f numbers are poor for close-ups!

16 Dec, 2011

 

Very nice colour and a great close up..I have never paid them much attention, but love that fringe with pollen on.

17 Dec, 2011

 

Another challenge for next year - to understand f numbers, iso and all the other bits.

17 Dec, 2011

 

I just take loads of pics Sticki.............My Mum and Stepdad were semi Pro. I use a little snap click and delete everything fuzzy or imperfect........like cat bird baths.

17 Dec, 2011

 

I do that too pimpernel, just wish I could grasp what all those other things mean.
It would be good to know - I couldn't have got a moon shot without trying!

17 Dec, 2011

 

Thanks Pimpernel!

I take and delete loads too - with digital processing it's inevitable.........

18 Dec, 2011

 

My alter ego is back!!!!

18 Dec, 2011

 

Oh no! The gremlin is back meanie!

18 Dec, 2011

 

Do you have a twin?

18 Dec, 2011

 

Just a split personality it would seem!!!!!!!!

18 Dec, 2011

 

;-))
Never know when that could come in handy!

18 Dec, 2011

 

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

18 Dec, 2011

 

might be like that new scientific discovery that I dont understand when a particle can be in two places at once!!!!????
might be useful?

18 Dec, 2011

 

Have we discovered the parallel universe?

19 Dec, 2011

 

I don't know, perhaps that's the one I'm in??
Just heard bits on the radio but really don't know what's it's all about.

19 Dec, 2011



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