Hoya talk forum: Pictures on Flickr

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plumania
Feb 15, 2012 10:25 AM CST
Name: Alka
South Florida
Hello everybody,
I found some really gorgeous pics of Hoya from a Thai grower. He has many picture but I am just posting link to his album ,start from first link for a tour.Other 3 links are from same album.
I am not interested in going out of country to buy ......just enjoying beautiful pics. Internet is full of gorgeous Hoya pics , they are like food for our passion ...
Link-
http://www.flickr.com/photos/45659493@N06/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/45659493@N06/6411676173/in/phot...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/45659493@N06/6208002218/in/phot...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/45659493@N06/6208001232/in/phot...

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ImageHoyaDoug
Feb 15, 2012 11:35 AM CST
Name: Doug
Lamoille County, VT
Outstanding photos! One thing I have to question however are the reds There are a number of his/her Hoya flowers that have eyepopping reds. They are as red as the reds in the cluster maps. I personally have never seen that kind of candy apple red in any Hoya bloom that I have ever grown. Does this candy apple red really exist, or is has it been tweeked in post photo processing?

Examples include: H. erythrostemma, H. imperialis, H. benquetensis, H. tsangii, H. lobbii, H. caudata.
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Iochroma
Feb 15, 2012 1:25 PM CST
Name: David
San Francisco Bay area
Agreed Doug. He has definitely "tarted them up".
plumania
Feb 15, 2012 1:37 PM CST
Name: Alka
South Florida
I was also thinking same as you. But the pictures are really impressive and very clear and detailed . I felt good looking at them,even if they are 'tarted up'. Also wondering if this person grows these plants in a way that the colors are more vibrant. I know that can be done in Plumeria. So may be in Hoyas as well. I hope he/she has not mislabeled them.
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ImageHoyaDoug
Feb 15, 2012 2:37 PM CST
Name: Doug
Lamoille County, VT
I also at first wondered if these plants were grown in just the right conditions that such reds might be possible. All I know is that I have not personally seen them. Although I do not have the knowledge on how to do it, I know that people who really know Photoshop can do some amazing things. I remember that Mark Randall (I think it was on April Fools Day) in a DG post put up some photos of Hoyas with blue flowers that were extremely convincing. If that can be done, I'm sure that it would be really easy to tweek the reds. They are however quite beautiful, just not quite true to life.

Thanks for your opinion Dave - I think that you have pretty much answered my question.
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Imagemjsponies
Feb 15, 2012 6:07 PM CST
Name: mj
Deleon Springs, Fl
Red is the Hardest color to reproduce in "REAL LIFE". LOTS of tweeking going on there. I cannot tell you how many photo's I've take of Salvia Vanhouttii RED, that turned out Orange, slightly brown, or somewhere in between, not looking anthing like what I was looking at real life. And I can't afford all the extra filters, etc, sometimes I think the photo shop is a way to actually make the blooms look like they appear in real life. OK .. Beat ME with a stick, but I know that when I'm looking right at the plant, with the bloom it doesn't look like the photo I just took a few seconds ago. And I know that with the right filter, editing program etc, that you CAN make it look right....Just saying...Don't beat em up if you haven't tried to make it right...and Yes, I know alot of folks enhance what is not so spectacular...
AlohaHoya
Feb 15, 2012 11:44 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
I agree. True red is an elusive term. MOST reds, in nature, have a hint (at least) of blue...the orange reds are difficult and found in few flowers, mostly cultivars. I cannot believe those reds are true.

In defense of the photos...people perceive colors differently...perhaps they were tweaking to match how 'they' saw the colors.

Big Grin
Leap. The net will appear.

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