Saturday, June 26, 2010

Paph Season

Awarded within 2 weeks of each other. Tanya Lam's Paph. Robinianum was awarded at the Pacific Central in Oakland, California and Ramon de los Santos' Paph. Robinianum just 2 weeks previous at the California Sierra Nevada in Sacramento.

Paph. Robinianum 'Tanya Lam' AM 86

Paph. Robinianum 'Monster' AM 84

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Changing Security Settings for Computers using Vista/Windows 7

Some of our subscribers have recently found an easier method to change the settings on Vista:
1. Click on Start, then Run
2. In Open: type Ms Config
3. Then type Tools/Disable UAC
4. Then reboot.
You may have to do Step 2 below if you load the program, but the newly installed program gives an error message about “insufficient privileges”.

Windows 7
Step 1:
From the Desktop screen of a Windows 7 computer:

1. Click on Start
2. Double click on the picture icon just over the User's name on top of the Menu.
3. Click on Change User Account Control Settings.
4. Slide bar down to Never Notify
5. Click on OK which should restart the computer.
6. After the computer is restarted, install AQ Plus program. (Do not start AQ Plus program.

Step 2:
Make sure AQ Plus off and not minimized, and left with User in the off position
1. Left click on Start
2. Left click on My Computer.
3. Right click on c:\Program Files\aq4.0\ … (or c:\Program Files (x86)\aq4.0 in some AQ 4.0 installs)
4. Right click on Properties
5. Left click on Security tab
6. Click on Edit
7. Highlight... Users (usually with your identification name)
8. Now check off Full Control and all boxes below
9. Then click on Apply. (You will see it change the items in the folder.)
10. Click on OK.

Step 3:
After Step 2 takes, and the Full Control is on the Users Account, you should go back and do Step 1 again.
This time when you get to 4., slide bar back up to the default position, second from top. You will now be able to run AQ Plus in the User Account mode with full protection.

Howard Bronstein 03/11/2010

Monday, March 1, 2010

FCC C. lueddemanniana

Cattleya lueddemanniana
'Crownfox Goliath' FCC/AOS, 92pts
Exhib: R.F. Orchids
Miami International Orchid Show; 2-25-10

NS=19.0, NSV=18.0; DSW=3.5, DSL=10.5; PW=9.0, PL=11.2; LSW=3.5, LSL=9.2; LW=7.0, LL=9.4

Click here to see the other awards given at the 64th Miami International Orchid Show

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Pacific Orchid Exposition awards

Greetings from the Left Coast. The Pacific Orchid Exposition was held at San Francisco's Fort Mason Center. Judging was Thursday 2/25. I have the awards online at Click on the thumbnails to see the award information. Clonal names and exhibitor names will be added over the next few days as the paperwork shakes out.

Cynthia Hill got a CCE on a Ddc. cobbianum, and there was a near miss, an 89 pt AM on a Dracula. I'm going to make you go look to find out which it was!

K Barrett

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Judging Calendar

As most of you know by now, the judging calendar is no longer published in ORCHIDS magazine. That's the bad news. The good news is that it is now published online...for the whole year!!!

Here is the easy-to-remember url -

Monday, November 23, 2009


The Species Identification Task Force now has its own website. Learn about their important mission, how to photograph and submit species for identification, forms to download and more.


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

New Provisional CBR

Sunday, September 13th, the Cincinnati Judging Center awarded a CBR to Catasetum osculatum 'Clara' CBR/AOS (note: this award is pending positive identification).

This and the rest of the 2009 Awards granted by the Cincinnati Judging Center can be viewed at our website.