Photography techniques

Regular followers of 365 days of orchids will have noticed an improvement in photograph quality since we started in January 2017. The team in charge of photography includes Joe, Ben, Ed, Otto and Ed and they have developed their skills over the past 13 months. Most photographs are taken with digital SLR or Bridge cameras […]


365 days of orchids – day 375 – Pleurothallis truncata

Small flowers can have a really big impact and this is certainly the case with Pleurothallis trucata. Each spring plants produce chains of remarkable little globular flowers on top of leaves and for about eight weeks there is a real show in Cool Americas. The species is endemic to Ecuador where it grows from 1700m-3000m […]


365 days of orchids – day 374 – Paphiopedilum appletonianum

  Paphiopedilum species are dramatic and beautiful orchids but unfortunately they are being driven to extinction by a range of threats.  In common with most Paphiopedilum species P. appletonianum is a terrestrial and grows in leaf litter and amongst boulders in warm forests from 300-1200m. According to its IUCN Red List Entry it has been […]