Congratulations for finding this blog! Welcome to Florida's Native Orchids. I thought I'd get started by posting a "fine art" black and white treatment of a favorite orchid of mine. This is Pteroglossaspis pottsii, aka Potts' Orchid, found in one small area in Citrus County, FL. As I was editing one of the pictures I took in September of this year, the selection mask for the color range I was editing looked really cool as a standalone black and white treatment. So, I posted it as its own standalone image.
Here is the original:
and here is the image with a black and white treatment...I think it looks a bit like an old Daguerotype photo (sans the sepia tone):
This species was described in early 2007 as a distinct species as compared to Pteroglossaspis ecristata fma purpurea, which it somewhat resembles.
You can read more about this orchid here on my website:
Lake, levee, and farm field - From left to right Glimpse inside the water cycle
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