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Tags: orchid photographs, tropical photographs, close up photographs, plant photographs, fresh photographs, orchid canvas prints, tropical canvas prints, close up canvas prints, plant canvas prints, fresh canvas prints

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Zoetermeer - Netherlands

Beautiful elegant nature....:)

Rennes, A2 - France

Voted for 2nd Place as a Jury member in Curve contest :) Really a fantastic image ! v

Surrey, BC - Canada

Great black and white!! v

Short Hills, NJ - United States

Amazing floral, Geri. vote

Cape Coral, FL - United States

Beautiful image, looks great both in color and b/w. voted/f

Munster - Ireland

Fine lines indeed ...fine photography

Panama City, FL - United States

Lovely!

Potomac, MD - United States

Beautifully done :) v

Missouri City, TX - United States

omg, i love this! fantastic tones, shape, composition and flow! v/f

Crawford - United States

WOW stunning image REALY NICE

Nazareth- Ilit - Israel

Gorgeous!!! V

Minneapolis, MN - United States

Gorgeous love the composition

Clovis, CA - United States

A very different take on an orchid! Very nice.

Fort Myers, FL - United States

Beautiful black and white orchid.

Hickory, NC - United States

Nice Black & White. v

San Mateo, CA - United States

nice flower shot. v

Toronto, ON - Canada

wonderful! Black and white flowers are so dramatic.

Silverdale, WA - United States

geri you are amazing!!v/f

Dallas, TX - United States

Nice Macro!

Morpeth, No - United Kingdom

Gorgeous work Geri! V

Farmington, NM - United States

Very nice...v

Mesa, AZ - United States

Beautiful orchid shot in black and white tones.

Southampton, Ha - United Kingdom

Mcro of White orchid in black and white is wonderful

Baton Rouge, La - United States

Great detail on this White Orchid! v

Kingston, WA - United States

Great composition! v.

Victoria, TX - United States

lovely black and white orchid macro

Florence - Italy

Beautiful in b&w! V.

London, Mi - United Kingdom

Wonderfully captured Orchid!

Londrigan, Vi - Australia

This orchid photograph in b&w has an almost abstract quality to it. Terrific work Geri

Fort Worth, TX - United States

beautiful lines, light, and shadow. v

Etna, NH - United States

Lovely orchid!

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Fine Lines Black And White

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Geri Glavis

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Photography by Geri Glavis.
White orchid captured in black and white.
The Orchidaceae are a diverse and widespread family of flowering plants with colorful and fragrant blooms, commonly known as the orchid family. Along with the Asteraceae, they are one of the two largest families of flowering plants, with between 21,950 and 26,049 currently accepted species, found in 880 genera.[1][2] Selecting which of the two families is larger is still under debate, as concrete numbers on such enormous families are constantly in flux. Regardless, the number of orchid species equals more than twice the number of bird species, and about four times the number of mammal species. The family also encompasses about 6�11% of all seed plants.[3] The largest genera are Bulbophyllum (2,000 species), Epidendrum (1,500 species), Dendrobium (1,400 species) and Pleurothallis (1,000 species).
The family also includes Vanilla (the genus of the vanilla plant), Orchis (type genus), and many commonly cultivated plants such as Phalaenopsis and Cattleya. Moreover, since the introduction of tropical species in the 19th century, horticulturists have produced more than 100,000 hybrids and cultivars.
A study in the scientific journal Nature [8] has hypothesized that the origin of orchids goes back much longer than originally expected. An extinct species of stingless bee, Proplebeia dominicana, was found trapped in Miocene amber from about 15-20 million years ago. The bee was carrying pollen of a previously unknown orchid taxon, Meliorchis caribea, on its wings. This find is the first evidence of fossilised orchids to date.[8] The extinct orchid M. caribea has been placed within the extant tribe Cranichideae, subtribe Goodyerinae (subfamily Orchidoideae).
This indicates orchids may have arisen 76 to 84 million years ago during the Late Cretaceous. In other words, they may have coexisted with dinosaurs. It also shows insects were active pollinators of orchids then. According to Chase et al. (2001), the overall biogeography and phylogenetic patterns of Orchidaceae show they are even older and may go back roughly 100 million years.[9]
Using the molecular clock method, it was possible to determine the age of the major branches of the orchid family. This also confirmed that the subfamily Vanilloideae is a branch at the basal dichotomy of the monandrous orchids, and must have evolved very early in the evolution of the family. Since this genus occurs worldwide in tropical and subtropical regions, from tropical America to tropical Asia, New Guinea and West Africa, and the continents began to split about 100 million years ago, significant biotic exchange must have occurred after this split (since the age of Vanilla is estimated at 60 to 70 million years).

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