Katie Payeur, Great Lakes
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Katie is an amateur photographer who over the years as a mother, early childhood educator, and an avid indoor/outdoor gardener has taken numerous pictures of children and plants. As a student in the orchid judging program, Katie discovered educational benefits from studying the multiple views of her enlarged orchid photos on a computer screen. This intensified her desire to take the clearest most detailed photographs of orchids possible. Katie is continuing this pursuit as the current AOS awards photographer for the Great Lakes Judging Center. She also enjoys doing the SITF (Species Identification Task Force) measurements and photos for provisional awards requiring identification. The smaller the flower and flower parts the more she enjoys the challenge.