The Photographic Journal of Clyde Butcher
Ghost Orchid (POLYRRHIZA LINDENNI) When Mike Owen, the biologist of the Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve, offered to take Clyde Butcher out to see the elusive and rare Ghost Orchid, he jumped at the chance! Clyde describes the experience... GHOST ORCHID #2
“The air was thick with the humidity of early morning mist when Mike Owen and I made our way through the swamp in the dim tree-filtered light of an August morning. Mike had called a few days before to invite me out to photograph a Ghost Orchid that he thought would soon be blooming. It was my first opportunity to see a Ghost Orchid and so, waist deep in swamp water, with mosquitoes eagerly consuming Clyde Butcher, Tamiami Trail 2, 1990, silver gelatin my flesh for their fiber morning breakfast, I anxprint, 36 x 46”, collection of the artist iously hoped the orchid would be in bloom.
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