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NIKON CORPORATION
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Tillandsia Ball by TThealer56 Tillandsia Ball by TThealer56
This folks is something I've never seen before. It is a ball of blooming Tillandsias. Tillandsias are commonly referred to as "Air Plants". The plants do have roots, however the roots are for the purpose of anchoring the plant, not really feeding it. They receive nourishment from the moisture in the air!
As a family, we have had Tallandsias before, but we have had minimal success with getting them to flower.

No cropping or adjustment was done on this photo, only the border and title were added, and I did re-size it.
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Viking-Love Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008
reminds me of fireworks. I had an air plant but I never even knew it could flower. :)
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TThealer56 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008
Thanks! :D
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Viking-Love Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008
Welcome :)
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lagunawhitecheese Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008
Beautiful! The detail is crisp!
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TThealer56 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008
Thanks so much! It's one of the advantages of using a bit of flash... :nod:
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lagunawhitecheese Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008
wow!
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hunter1828 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
My grandmother had one but it never flowered. That's cool!
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TThealer56 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008
Thanks! :D
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hunter1828 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome!
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phoenix75 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008
Wow, that is gorgeous. I would love to have one of those plants. So colorful. Great shot, too. :heart:
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