First off, some wider angle shots:
|A view of part of the show with some Dendrobium speciosum in the foreground.|
|Some Paphs in the front, with Oncidium hybrids further down the bench, |
and cymbidiums on the back wall
|Another view of the main part of the show. |
Way too much foreground nothing = terrible photo!
|Another section of the show.|
The table in the left foreground has "novice" plants on it.
The man in the middle there is Christo Botes, who scored the most points.
|The winners table.|
Unfortunately, these ladies showed no inclination to move along in the time I assigned to taking this shot,
so the end of the table is lost...! Below I'll zoom in a bit on the plants from the left to the right in the above shot.
L-R: Best Fragrant Orchid; Cattleya Aloha Case (Christo Botes)
Best Exotic Species: Masdevallia tovarensis (Donalie Hoekstra)
Best Cattleya Alliance (species): Cattleya lodigesii (Leon Davies)
|Center left: Best Vandaceous: Vanda Pure's Wax 'Purplish Blue' (Martin Kift)|
Right: Best Dendrobium kingianum: Den. kingianum (Merrellen No.1 x Pentagon) (Leon Davies)
The full list of winners is available in the September 2011 EPOS Newsletter, available from here.
Right, now your eyeballs deserve a bit of a rest!
Some of the Cattleyas on show:
|Some Dendrochilum orchids. |
After seeing some of these, Senior Management said they are desirable.
So my next orchid order included several. :)
|Epicattleya Crown Valley 'Banner Day' x Pacific Girl 'Primavera' AM/AOS|
|Doritaenopsis Yu-Pin 'Dream Girl'|
|A Miltoniopsis hybrid.|
These are commonly called "pansy orchids".
Other photos of the winners are available at the EPOS website, here.