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Orchid Still-Life (20110704-150151-PJG)

Tradition in my parent's household was that a birthday was celebrated the night before the event. I am unsure as to why, but such are traditions. The flowers started arriving this afternoon for my Mother. The bouquet sent by my children to their GrandMother was truly exquisite, and contained some bluish-purple orchids.

 

While I was photographing the bouquet to send to the children, i borrowed this one stem of orchids, and placed it in a bud vase and just had to experiment. Anyone who truly knows me, knows that I am a generalist in photography, as anything that catches my eye will be photographed.

 

I spent a couple of hours in my workshop studio, playing, with two flashes, in commander mode (Nikon term), seeing the different effects on placement, etc. Of the experiments, this is my personal favourite of the shots, so I thought to share it with you.

 

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Purple always reminds me of Flickr friend that I only see occasionally online. I do miss her photography too. Thus, I dedicate this photo nvdragnldy, my favourite purple dragoness. :)

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Taken on July 4, 2011