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10 August 2014 @ 12:43 pm
Won a rare Amorph  
I'm very happy right now. I just won a seed of an Amorphophallus aphyllus. They are from Africa and they look so cute as a flower. Roundular with a leaf around them. I'd never heard of them til I stumbled across some on Ebay. I hate plant auctions because they are always so hard to win and end at ridiculous amounts. I promised myself to not ever pay more than $100 for a plant. I have kept that promise. Lost out on three auctions yesterday but at least I raised the price on all of them. I had a feeling one person bid a bunch on everything so raising the prince might be in my favor as he can't afford all the seeds. I didn't think I would win today but gosh I just made it at the last second literaly and for less than my max bid. I was going to bid on the others if I kept losing just to raise the price but now I don't have to. I'm glad I won and I didn't think I would. There are some left that end tomorrow. I can watch those for fun to see how they end.

But there is NO info on this plant. I'll have to ask the guy what kind of soil they like. I hope they produce lots of side tubers All my other Amorphs are doing well so far. I need to repot the titan and the bulbifers to larger pots. I was well enough to get the gourd vines off the ground and cut the extra leaves off. Some didn't do well but others are going nicely up the ladders so that's good.

Yesterday I finished inking the drawing of George and Leeanix. I'll try to color some of it today. Perhaps get all the flat colors done. My gosh I haven't colored something in so long I feel I've forgotten everything. I hope I remember what to do.

Latte is doing well. Bullet dive bombed her today while she was out. She five bombed me too.

The lighting in the living room makes taking pics of flying birds hard. They always come out see through like this. Though it's sun light coming in it's like flourecent light and I don't think any camera likes that too much. I don't know what to do about it.
actipton80actipton80 on August 10th, 2014 07:27 pm (UTC)
I love that picture of Bullet. She's so pretty.

You might just have to experiment with settings. I always thought the best pictures of my birds were in natural lighting with no flash. Then you would have to use a fast shutter speed to keep her from being blurry when she flies.
Desthagirion on August 10th, 2014 07:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I like how it turned out too.

I don't know how to transfer the shutter speed to other settings. I'd like it always at 1/800. F is for shutter speed but everythng comes out supper dark. When I set it back to live I can't change it. I thought what you set there transfered so I've never had control of that.
Calzephyrcalzephyr77 on August 10th, 2014 08:02 pm (UTC)
Bullet looks like an angel! :-)
Desthagirion on August 10th, 2014 08:05 pm (UTC)
Yeah she does. An evil angle. XD
kabuldur: Asterkabuldur on August 11th, 2014 09:45 am (UTC)
Hooray on getting that Amorph! Hopefully the guy will tell you what sort of soil, etc.

Glad you're getting things done and that Latte's doing well. naughty Bullet!

Hooray on getting some inking done, too :)
Desthagirion on August 11th, 2014 04:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I can't wait for it to arrive now. I need to PM and ask him.

Bullet is always so naughty haha.

I hope I have time to finish adding the flat colors today.
gamma_wingsgamma_wings on August 19th, 2014 01:06 am (UTC)
Hey congrats on winning the Amorph, sounds awesome. :D

The shot of Bullet may be blurry but it still looks really cool. :3
Desthagirion on August 19th, 2014 01:00 pm (UTC)
I got them in the mail yesterday. The guy sent an extra. I'm thrilled. I planted them. I hope they will sprout. Now the worrying begins.

I love how this turned out. I've been practicing with other flying shots.