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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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Toash Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
Love the move about it too :)
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Taminator Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
What a joy it is to see. I have only seen two. They are so majestic. great photo!
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Linfadoro Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's Gorgeous <3
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vivilaraherm Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
i love this Orchid...
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DragonridingOboist Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
That is such an amazing flower! Beautiful picture!
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andrewrothstein Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing. =D
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strangelight Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009
Interesting subject, and a nice exposure.
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Starchasm Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009
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 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely stunning.
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