May 2020 - Virtual Table Show

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Re: May 2020 - Virtual Table Show

Post by Jim_Mercer » Sat May 30, 2020 8:38 am

Tina wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 3:23 pm
Yes restricted pot size is a nightmare, its often 18cm & my favourite pans are 20cm.
I thought everyone would have some plants in small pots and it is a photo competition which is going to be my excuse for not choosing the "best" plant as the winner.

Just looking for pictures that are like this
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rather than just the flower
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Re: May 2020 - Virtual Table Show

Post by rodsmith » Sat May 30, 2020 9:52 am

My Rebutia steinmanii in a 9 cm pot, picture taken on 20 May 2020.

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Re: May 2020 - Virtual Table Show

Post by MatDz » Sat May 30, 2020 12:09 pm

Not exactly the most exciting specimen I guess, but it's my first flower ever, so I am excited! Photo made with my mobile, so far from professionalism of others, but must do for now, apologies. 6.5 cm cheap plastic pot it came with, still waiting for clay ones to arrive.

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A few more side to side comparison with the night-time, when the plant is closed here: https://imgur.com/a/2DLWvw5
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Re: May 2020 - Virtual Table Show

Post by rodsmith » Sat May 30, 2020 7:33 pm

Nice plant and lovely flower.
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Re: May 2020 - Virtual Table Show

Post by MalcolmP2 » Sat May 30, 2020 8:12 pm

Mugshot of a small Argentinian caught while bravely attempting to escape from an 8.5cm pot
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and for good measure (not a macro :) ) :- just a close-up so as not to be mistaken for the Scarlet Pimpernel :)
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Re: May 2020 - Virtual Table Show

Post by MalcolmP2 » Sat May 30, 2020 11:28 pm

Ok I'll stop trying to be an amateur comedian (aka clown !) and show one I did earlier in the 'Jim' style :)

"Full of Promise" in 8.5cm.
(Indeed, since I took that snap two more have opened.)
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Re: May 2020 - Virtual Table Show

Post by el48tel » Sun May 31, 2020 5:05 pm

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Re: May 2020 - Virtual Table Show

Post by Jim_Mercer » Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:10 am

I thought there might be a few more entries yesterday following Irwin Lightstone's talk arranged by the American society.

In setting the topic for this competition I did ask for the whole plant to be visible, this was to make it possible to capture a suitable image on a smart phone or tablet. I haven’t tried looking at the exif data from any of the entries to find out what equipment was used but MatDz has admitted using a phone.

I did say in an earlier comment that I would be judging photographs rather than plants, not sure which entries are old/difficult to grow so I my shortlist of potential winning images were entries from (in no particular order) MarDz, HaoBao, rodsmith and el48tel.

After much switching between tabs with full screen images the winner is HaoBao’s Astrophytum ‘White Zebra’
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Re: May 2020 - Virtual Table Show

Post by MatDz » Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:39 pm

Jim_Mercer wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:10 am
I did say in an earlier comment that I would be judging photographs rather than plants, not sure which entries are old/difficult to grow so I my shortlist of potential winning images were entries from (in no particular order) MarDz, HaoBao, rodsmith and el48tel.

After much switching between tabs with full screen images the winner is HaoBao’s Astrophytum ‘White Zebra’
So close! But definitely agree, the 'White Zebra' Astro is beautiful.
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Re: May 2020 - Virtual Table Show

Post by HaoBao » Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:12 pm

Thank you Jim! I was just trying to make up the numbers though, I didn’t want the pressure of judging again haha. I’ll put a new competition up a little later today, I’ll have a look at the past months to see if there’s anything new to have a competition about.
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