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. “