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Author Topic: Bromeliad Society of New Zealand Fiesta photos 2012.  (Read 5081 times)
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« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2012, 05:48:44 »

Just scrolling through all your shots Andrew I have to say it's an excellent pictorial record of the show....great camera work and accurate colors. It doesn't get any better than this, and I hope our fellow brom addicts in the US and Aus. will reciprocate with pictures of a similar standard from their upcoming shows!
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« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2012, 06:28:05 »

Thanks for the comments, I do enjoy taking photos, especially of broms!  And thanks to you John for camera advice, it was about this time last year I swapped to the Panasonic  Grin

As is typical with a show / sale weekend, the first day & the second morning have good numbers of people coming through, but the afternoon on the second day can be very quiet…so it’s a good time to take photos.

There were a few other bromeliads represented, the show was not just about vriesea and neo’s.

So here’s a selection of the best of the rest.
Award winners in the Tillandsia section.

43. Tillandsia White Star.
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44. Tillandsia latifolia Enano Red Form.
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45. Tillandsia Mr Toot.
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46. Tillandsia caerulea. This is a really neat way to grow it, I’ve tried to grow this plant on cork, & it just keeps falling over itself.
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47. Tillandsia streptohylla, these always look good when well grown.
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48. My Dyckia marnier-lapostollei hybrid came first in its section.
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49. A very unusal brom, Araeococcus montanus.
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50. xNeomea Magenta Star.
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51. Check out this impressive pot full of Quesnelia Tim Plowman! Look at how well the pot matches the plants, that must have taken some planning to get it right   Shocked

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Hope you enjoyed the show…next year well be bigger & better!

Cheers, Andrew.
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« Reply #17 on: February 24, 2012, 08:38:00 »

Very nice Andrew, great images!.
I too have just acquired a panasonic and am looking forward to using it soon.

cheers Bruce
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« Reply #18 on: February 26, 2012, 08:28:44 »

very nice pictures Andrew thanks for sharing them with us.
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« Reply #19 on: February 26, 2012, 19:37:27 »

Hi everyone,

Great pic's Andrew and let me say that my friends and myself have had a lot of enjoyment (read that as "drooling') as we've looked through them.

Thanks for sharing your wonderful show with us all.

All the best, Nev.
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« Reply #20 on: February 27, 2012, 10:03:04 »

These photos are mind blowing.  Some of the best Vriesias that I have ever seen.  Wish they were available here in South Africa.
The N.Rainbow is a show stopper as well.
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« Reply #21 on: March 07, 2012, 05:33:01 »

Since things have been sooo slow on the forum recently, I thought I’d dig out a few more photos from the Fiesta for a touch more eye candy.  Grin
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Aechmea orlandiana always look great, and here are some very good examples.
Winner of the Aechmea section.
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Winner of the Decorative Container section.
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A very nice bill, Billbergia Hallelujah F2
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A couple of neat cryptanthus.
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For those that like them, a Foral Arrangement.
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But wait, there's more...
This wittrockia was put in as an Educational Display to show what can happen when an over-spray of weed-killer gets onto a brom.   Undecided
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A couple of close ups to finish.
Another stunning vriesea.
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Neo. lilliputiana in flower.  Tongue
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Cheers, Andrew.
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« Reply #22 on: March 07, 2012, 07:33:59 »

Great images, tantalizing, can't wait till next year.

On the topic of photographing broms would you care to elaborate on the camera and lenses used and any special lighting or background tips?
I see that Bruce also uses the same brand of camera, what particularly do you like about this camera?

Sorry, is this what they call hijacking the topic? 

Maybe we need a new topic on photography tips for the brom addict. 
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« Reply #23 on: March 17, 2012, 03:36:31 »

Simply stunning images and plants -- both!  Maybe next year I will plan our long-planned vacation to NZ to coincide with the show.  Thanks so much for the photography and posting it here.
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« Reply #24 on: March 18, 2012, 02:14:02 »

Billbergia Hallelujah F2? I'm having a hard time with that claim.
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« Reply #25 on: March 18, 2012, 03:04:36 »

I haven't ever grown one that looks like that either.
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« Reply #26 on: March 18, 2012, 09:16:42 »

378 at first glance the name Bill. 'Hallelujah F2' looked a little dodgy to me too, but realising that 'Hallelujah' is a 'Domingos Martins' hybrid, you can see where the shortening of form, the larger black teeth, the greening, the more distinct spotting and the scurf banding, all has come from....DM dominating over the usual 'Hallelujah' look, in the above F2 show plant. I don't know who's plant this was but I think the name seems visually credible??
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« Reply #27 on: April 15, 2012, 17:59:47 »

I'm planning a trip from California to New Zealand for later this year.  I can't wait until February for your next annual show; our trip will probably be in late August and/or September. Cheesy. Do any of you from NZ have any tips on how to see some of these awesome plants during my visit?  Your hybrids are well-known, and the new ones are hard to get here on the West Coast of the USA.  Are there must-see public gardens or bromeliad-centric nurseries?  And I assume that bromeliad society meetings are open to reasonably well-behaved Yankees.  Grin. Oh - please let me know if there's a bromeliad-travel place to post this question.
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« Reply #28 on: April 16, 2012, 03:39:19 »

Scottinsandiego, Hi there, Bromelaids are extremely popular here and most NZ gardens have them on show but for one of the best, Totara Waters is the place to visit. Check out there web site. Any of us on this site from NZ im sure will be happy to show off there garden to you. 
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« Reply #29 on: April 18, 2012, 14:43:10 »

Thanks for the tip on Totara Waters.  I'm beginning to appreciate how hospitable NZ folks are. Grin. I am still up in the air as to whether the trip will include both Queensland, Australia and the North Island of NZ, or both islands, or just Queensland.  Of course I wish that I had 2 months.  Can't wait for your spring for my vacation!  - unfortunately, as I see that there is a really cool garden festival down in south NZ in spring.  Is there a list of bromeliad-centric nurseries in New Zealand?
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