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Big Cypress by juddpatterson Big Cypress by juddpatterson
My images from the swamps and wetlands of Florida never seen to enjoy as many views as majestic mountains, but I still feel these areas hold tremendous beauty. This was taken more than a mile from the nearest road or trail in Big Cypress National Preserve...simply out in the middle of open space. "There is pleasure in the pathless woods..."

In this image the setting sun is balanced by a blooming bromeliad (Tillandsia sp.)
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Taminator Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
You are right, Florida does have a lot of tremendous beauty. I sure hope you got to visit some of our other beautiful spots while in FL.
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kettish Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
I do love tillandsias! I have two at home. <3 I'd love to see them in real life like this.
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SnappingSausage Featured By Owner May 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! ^^
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ancoben Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
Lovely composition
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maxre Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010  Professional Photographer
Love the photo Judd. the red just stands out soo well.
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oOToetjeOo Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010  Hobbyist
whoa this is a beautiful picute ^^ i lovehow you captured the sun between the trees :D and that the light of the sun is allmost the same color as the flower ^^ very well done!
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kkool Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010   Photographer
I love it. great framing and lighting :)
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TobiasRichter Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Professional Photographer
Nice shot!
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ParadigmParadox Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
The most beautiful thing about this image to me is its actual "wildness"... No one cuts a limb off when it breaks, no one clears a path as things grow the way they want to. You can see all the effects of weather and wind. The bromeliad and the sun just make it that much better.:)
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Professional Photographer
Love that foreground flower, and the sunburst really helps balance the shot as well.
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