Ghost Orchids are native to Florida, Cuba, & Bahamas. They bloom in the wet season and the peak of mosquito season. I was wading in water just below my waist. Tanin makes water visibility almost zero.
Canon EOS 7D camera w/ EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens set at 400mm. Off-camera flash was used. Camera was on f/11 for 1/180 sec at ISO 100.
“With my camera equipment just inches from the water surface, I couldn't afford to trip over the copious cypress knees or step in a solution hole. Water snakes and gators were also well represented.”Nancy MorelandPhotographer