Dr Helen Millner – Mega Macro
A little bit about Dr Millner and her upcoming talk.
“I retired early from teaching and took the opportunity to follow my ambition to return to university to do a PhD in orchid biology.
This led me back into photography as I needed to record some of the flowers and their structures for research.
I have exhibited my photographs all over the country (and abroad come to think of it) at orchid and major RHS shows. I have been fortunate to have been awarded over 20 Gold medals for these displays over the years.
I am really looking forward to sharing some of these images with you, talking about how I took them and their use in scientific research into endangered miniature orchid species. I can certainly promise you will see flowers that you never imagined. There will be a few surprises along the way as well with some some very high magnification pictures – I will explain these on Monday! But more than anything I hope that everyone will be intrigued by this brief glimpse into the very strange and often bizarre orchid world. “