July 2020 Astrophytums

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Ross M
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Re: July 2020 Astrophytums

Post by Ross M » Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:54 pm

Astrophytum capricorne flowering this weekend
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Growing cacti since 1978, with a particular interest in Sulcorebutia and Rebutia.

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Re: July 2020 Astrophytums

Post by AnTTun » Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:55 pm

Beautiful spination Ross. So far my favorite pic...
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Re: July 2020 Astrophytums

Post by Ernie » Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:14 am

The last day of the month seems to be the right time to make a determination so here goes. No more entries.
Gives the winner a chance to select a topic and get it posted for 1st August.
Some very nice plants have been submitted for judging but as I said at the start I was looking for quality of the picture and how it sets off the plant.
I feel that if someone takes time to remove a plant from its usual setting, sets the scene correctly by removing background, and gets the lighting right then that person deserves to be rewarded.

I have decided to pick the Astro Myriostigma quadricostatum submitted by 13 year old Echinoicactus123
The combination of a very nice plant photographed correctly with the just the right amount of light to show of the wonderful texture of the plant while not including distractions makes it the deserved winner for this month.
Over to you Echinocactus123, pick a subject for August. Very well done and its good to find a young person taking such an interest. Keep it up.
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Re: July 2020 Astrophytums

Post by Echinocactus123 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:45 pm

Ernie wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:14 am
The last day of the month seems to be the right time to make a determination so here goes. No more entries.
Gives the winner a chance to select a topic and get it posted for 1st August.
Some very nice plants have been submitted for judging but as I said at the start I was looking for quality of the picture and how it sets off the plant.
I feel that if someone takes time to remove a plant from its usual setting, sets the scene correctly by removing background, and gets the lighting right then that person deserves to be rewarded.

I have decided to pick the Astro Myriostigma quadricostatum submitted by 13 year old Echinoicactus123
The combination of a very nice plant photographed correctly with the just the right amount of light to show of the wonderful texture of the plant while not including distractions makes it the deserved winner for this month.
Over to you Echinocactus123, pick a subject for August. Very well done and its good to find a young person taking such an interest. Keep it up.
Thanks Ernie!
For both the kind words and for giving the opportunity to judge for August. I better get thinking!

Thanks again! >:D<:gl: :woho:
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