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Rhododendron George's Delight - a nice flower with a mix of colours - yellow, pink and orange.

Rhododendron 'Double Winner' a strigilosum hybrid with hairy leaves and stems - has bright red flowers

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Photography

My (ex)-gardens 'Park der Gärten' Germany ASA Convention 2003 Flowershow ARS Dutch Rhodo. Society
Kalmia latifolia "Indian Summer" in Maine wildflowers Costa Blanca Bernhard Knorr rhodo's Hans Hachmann Rhodo's Joe Klimavic azaleas
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rhododendron- and azalea images

       A new project - how to collect so many fine photographs of rhododendrons and azaleas from several computers and external hard disks.... I could just let them be where they are and take a nap... But then it would be a waste fo so many interesting images for lovers of rhododendrons. You would not know, but I would... I would feel guilty. A hell of a job anyway. It took me hundreds of hours just to collect them, retouch if needed - mostly needed to get a good image - to put them in albums with the wonderful Jalbum sotware. And to integrate them into my website with links, keywords etc. And now, I am not even mentioning the trips and journeys to see the plants at nurseries, parks and gardens. In the USA, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium etc. And all this for YOU, my dearest visitors.
       It is good to tell also that I used several pictures from friends and hybridizers in the USA. Taken before 2006 and in  a resolution of 800 X 600 px. I had to enlarge them into the resolution of 1024 X 768; this all is not good for the quality of the photos. I know.
Alone the large leaved rhododendron hybrids are in 108 albums with almost 2.600 photos. I am not aiming for more of them, because there are tens of thousands of named hybrids. Most of them are in a state of 'sleeping', or even extinct.
        Below you see some notes about the photographing of plants in different situations. Good to take notice of them for your own photographic work. I wish you a lot of enjoyment with my photos.

a garden with a lot of rhododendrons..........

Photography of flowers and plants

        How is it possible that same flowers and/or plants look so different when you see some on the internet or in books. Or with your own images. Same flower - different color. Modern digital cameras have an automatic white balance that works well mostly. If you know your camera well  and how to work with the settings, you can change many things. For instance cloudy, rainy, etc.

But you can hardly change the weather conditions and not always your position towards the plant. The following conditions have influence on the quality and look of the photo:
Bright sunny weather is not so good for the color of the picture. Especially with white flowers. The camera 'thinks' that it is to white and 'squeezes' the aperture and the photo will be underexposed. I see this many times. So, keep in mind - white flower "retouch". When you are taking photos also in RAW-modus, you can adjust even better.
          Rainy conditions can give bright colours, but for close-up photos it looks not so good. Unless you do it deliberately.
Sunny weather and you are standing in a shaded area is not so good. The camera copes with a limited difference in light (white) and black. To high contrast. A lot of sunlight gives glossy leaves; so you need a polarization filter to reduce this effect. You will also get brighter pictures.
A color difference can also be the difference of the moment of the day. In the morning cooler - in the afternoon warmer colors. But know this: this ia the reality that your eyes see!!
Best light for good pictures? Partially cloudy weather is the best condition. If you have the choice, this is the best condition. Not much wind of course and using a tripod can avoid an unsharp photo.
Last but not least. You want a sharp picture? Use a tripod and take a bit distance and zoom a bit and the whole plant will be sharp. A small depth of field, just for the centre part of the flower? And use a small aperture of about 4 or 5. Good luck!

108 albums with 2592 rhododendron hybrids

1. - Rh. Apaculpo - Rh. Ann Bedford
2. - Rh. Aglo - Rh. Alive Heye
3. - Rh. Alice Poore - Rh. Amity
4. - Rh. Ammerland - Rh. Anneliese
5. - Rh. Annete - Rh. April Pink
6. - Rh. April Rose - Rh. Artmeyers Frühe
7. - Rh. Ascot Brilliant - Rh. Azur
8. - Rh. Azurro - Rh. Barbara Hardgrove
9. - Rh. Barbarella - Rh. Belle Heller
10. - Rh. Bellevue - Rh. Betty Wormald
11. - Rh. Betty Wormald - Rh. Blinklicht
12. - Rh. Blonda - Rh. Bohlkens Kronjuwel
13. - Rh. Bohlkens Kronjuwel - Rh. Borchers Rosanna
14. - Rh. Borchers Rote - Rh. Buffalo
15. - Rh. Brown Eyes - Rh. Cape White
16. - Rh. Capistrano - Rh. Caruso
17. - Rh. Casa Blanca - Rh. Cheer
18. - Rh. Cheer - Rh. Christina Rau
19. - Rh. Christmas Cheer - Rh. Concessums Master
20. - Rh. Concessums Master - Rh. Cream Glory
21. - Rh. Creamy Chiffon - Rh. Danny
22. - Rh. Danuta - Rh. Dexters Victoria
23. - Rh. Dexters Xerox - Rh. Doc
24. - Rh. Dolcemente - Rh. Double Dots
25. - Rh. Double Dots - Rh. Dufthecke
26. - Rh. Duke of York - Rh. Effner
27. - Rh. Eggert Rohwer - Rh. Erato
28. - Rh. Erich Beeken - Rh. Eva
29. - Rh. Eva Louise Köhler - Rh. Fastnacht
30. - Rh. Feenschleier - Rh. Flaming Star
31. - Rh. Flamingo - Rh. Frank Lehmann
32. - Rh. Frank Lehmann - Rh. Frühlingsglühen
33. - Rh. Fruehlingsanfang - Rh. Gentle Giant
34. - Rh. Georg Hardy - Rh. Gigi
35. - Rh. Gilbert Myers - Rh. Goethe
36. - Rh. Gold Fire - Rh. Goldfee
37. - Rh. Goldfinch - Rh. Goldsworth Yellow
38. - Rh. Goldzauber - Rh. Graf Zeppelin
39. - Rh. Graf Zeppelin - Rh. Gudrun
40. - Rh. Gudrun - Rh. Halfdan Lem
41. - Rh. Hallelujah - Rh. Heleen Deehr
42. - Rh. Heidenaab - Rh. Herbstzauber
43. - Rh. Heritage - Rh. Holdrio

44. - Rh. Holger - Rh. Humboldt
45. - Rh. Humboldt - Rh. Ice Cream
46. - Rh. Ice Cube - Rh. Irmelies
47. - Rh. Isabel Pierce - Rh. James Burchett
48. - Rh. James Burchett - Rh. Jim Dandy
49. - Rh. Jingle Bells - Rh. Juniflair
50. - Rh. Junifreude - Rh. Karminkissen

51. - Rh. Karnaval - Rh. Kirsten Begeer
52. - Rh. Kirsten Begeer - Rh. Koranja
53. - Rh. Konsonanz - Rh. Lady Stuart of Worthley
54. - Rh. Lady Stuart of Worthley - Rh. Lausitz

55. - Rh. Lava - Rh. Lems Monarch
56. - Rh. Lemon Dream - Rh. Libretto
57. - Rh. Lichtblick - Rh. Lodestar
58. - Rh. Look at Me - Rh. Lukas

59. - Rh. Lullaby - Rh. Madame Jeanne Frets
60. - Rh. Madame Jules Porges - Rh. Maimorgen
61. - Rh. Main Street - Rh. Marcel Menard
62. - Rh. Marco Polo - Rh. Marinus Koster
63. - Rh. Marina Domschke - Rh. Martijn
64. - Rh. Mary Bean - Rh. Maxwaldmädchen
65. - Rh. Maxwaldmädchen - Rh. Memoir
66. - Rh. Memoire Dominique Vervaene - Midnight Mistique
67. - Rh. Midsummer Red Max - Rh. Mirabella
68. - Rh. Mirabella - Rh. Moi
69. - Rh. Moi - Rh. Motyl
70. - Rh. Mount Siga - Rh. Mrs. P. D. Williams
71. - Rh. Mrs. Helen Koster - Rh. Mrs. W.T. Thistleton-Dyer
72. - Rh. Mrs J.G. Millais - Rh. Naomo Stella Maris
73. - Rh. Napoli - Rh. Nicholas
74. - Rh. Nicky - Rh. Odessa
75. - Rh. Odessa - Rh. Orange Flirt
76. - Rh. Orange Flirt - Rh. Pana
77. - Rh. Panenka - Rh. Passat
78. - Rh. Passion - Rh. Perlmutt
79. - Rh. Perlmutt - Rh. Picasso
80. - Rh. Osterschnee - Rh. Pipsqueak
81. - Rh. Planada - Rh. Power Girl
82. - Rh. Power Girl - Rh. Prof. F. Bettex
83. - Rh. Prof. Dr. Drude - Purple Peterli
84. - Rh. Quapp - Rh. Raphael
85. - Rh. Raspa - Rh. Rembrandt
86. - Rh. Renata - Rh. Robert Croux
87. - Rh. Robert de Belder - Rh. Ronsdorfer Frühblühende
88. - Rh. Rosa Ballerina - Rh. Rosita
89. - Rh. Roslyn - Rh. Rubinpracht
90. - Rh. Ruby Bowman - Rh. Sammetglut
91. - Rh. Sammetglut - Rh. Scharnhorst
92. - Rh. Schaumkrone - Rh. Scintillation
93. - Rh. Scintillation - Rh. Shawmee Lake
94. - Rh. Shazaam - Rh. Silver Copper
95. - Rh. Silver Copper - Small Wonder
96. - Rh. Smirboy - Rh. Spätlese
97. - Rh. Speranzo - Rh. Star of Woking
98. - Rh. Starbright Champagne - Sun Glory
99. - Rh. Sun Glory - Rh. Target
100. - Rh. Tatjana - Rh. Tintoretto
101. - Rh. Tiritomba - Rh. Traumhochzeit
102. - Rh. Trenna - Rh. Two Thumbs Up
103. - Rh. Ulrike Jost - Rh. Vernus
104. - Rh. Very Berry - Rh. Viscount Powerscourt
105. - Rh. Viscy - Rh. Weisse vom Moor
106. - Rh. Weissenburg - Rh. Whoopie
107. - Rh. williamsianum Rodrigo - Rh. Windmill
108. - Rh. Windsor Lad - Rh. Zyklon

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