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Jun 28, 2009, 7:34:19 AM
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Ghost by juddpatterson Ghost by juddpatterson
The Ghost Orchid is an endangered plant found only in the shadowy depths of swamps in south Florida and Cuba. It's not an easy plant to find. It lives a life without leaves...relying instead on photosynthetic roots anchored to the side of a tree (see the background-right in this image). For a few weeks during the rainy season it sends out a stalk with a beautiful white flower. I felt lucky to view several of these rare orchids in June.
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:icontoash:
Love the move about it too :)
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:icontaminator:
What a joy it is to see. I have only seen two. They are so majestic. great photo!
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Linfadoro Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's Gorgeous <3
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vivilaraherm Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
i love this Orchid...
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:icondragonridingoboist:
That is such an amazing flower! Beautiful picture!
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andrewrothstein Jan 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow! you were in the Fakahatchee I presume? I was just there a week ago and saw one, but not in bloom. Fantastic photograph.
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romanysoup Dec 20, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing. =D
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:iconstrangelight:
Interesting subject, and a nice exposure.
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:iconstarchasm:
Just beautiful! The half and half background really pulls the bloom into focus.

Amazing photo of a truly incredible plant!
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koffeeben Nov 22, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely stunning.
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