Re: Blue Anthuriums
- Subject: Re: Blue Anthuriums
- From: Steve Marak <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2011 14:55:39 -0600 (CST)
Hermine, I can't vouch for any other photos, but the ones I sent to the
list of the Phalaenopsis orchids I took myself, and they are absolutely
untouched by Photoshop or any other editing tool, except to crop them down
to reduce the size.
How appropriate your last comment is ... years ago I worked for a Major
Retailer, and they had a "sample store" where employees could buy
merchandise samples of all sorts. One day a friend and I walked up to see
a buying frenzy - people carrying out large (5 gallon, at least) pots of
what looked to me exactly like a typical big box store Spathiphyllum,
except that the spathes were bright red! People were buying two or three
of them at a time, exclaiming about how beautiful and unusual they were.
When I got closer, I could see that the spathes had in fact been spray
It would be funnier if it weren't sad.
On Wed, 16 Nov 2011, hermine wrote:
> At 09:28 PM 11/14/2011, you wrote:
> >Jude - I don't doubt that there might be some real blues (or getting
> >close to it!) given some of the deep purples I've seen the varieties
> >have, but I think if you saw them in person you'd realize these were
> >not giving some orchid breeder out there the hybridizer happy dance.
> >It looks off, like the flowers were painted with watercolor or
> >something! It was more glaring due to the "natural" untreated
> >hybrids right next to them.
> chemicals aside, I SMELL MENDACITY in the form of PHOTOSHOP! I never
> seed that colour blue on a flower in my entire life of peering at
> blue flowers, especially among flowers where blue is notably absent like roses.
> I got an idea. why do not the people just get spray cans and make the
> flowers whatever they like.
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