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FLORIDA NATIVE PHOTO: Spiranthes vernalis

This is a discussion on FLORIDA NATIVE PHOTO: Spiranthes vernalis within the Photography Archive 1 forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Perhaps the "weediest" of all true native orchids (the ubiquitous Zeuxine strateumatica is an invasive ...

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    Default FLORIDA NATIVE PHOTO: Spiranthes vernalis

    Perhaps the "weediest" of all true native orchids (the ubiquitous Zeuxine strateumatica is an invasive from Asia), this little Spiranthes turns up in wet meadows, along roadsides and in lawns everywhere during the month of May.

    <img src=http://www.premdesign.com/orchidpics/spiranthes_vernalis_spike_and_closeup.jpg>

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    Did you take that photo outdoors? The flower looks as if it is surrounded by grass. Nice shot whatever the case! I have spent many years perfecting how to take photos of stage designs (my profession, set design—not photography) and have got fairly good at that. Now I need to learn how to use that Macro button on the camera so I can take some great close-up shots like so many of you folks.

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    LOL! That's the big question with some of these things: if they weren't in bloom and turned up in your yard, and there you were, sitting on your mower, would you be able to tell not to mow them down!

    I love how the blooms spiral up the spike: you did a great job capturing their translucency.

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    dreamer,
    many of my native photos are taken outdoors, but some are "rescues" that I grow, or, in the case of this S. vernalis, dug-ups from a vacant lot that no one really cares about.

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