Ball Moss in Bloom
Blooming Ball Moss (Tillandsia recurvata) in a live oak tree in Central Texas. Ball moss is not really a moss, but a member of the bromeliad family with flowers and seeds. The plant is an epiphyte, which attaches itself with psedo roots to trees, fences and power lines. It gets its nourishment from the air, not from its host. Shot with an Olympus E-M1 and M.Zuiko 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO, which produced beautiful bokeh. Post processing in DxO Optics Pro 10 via Adobe Lightroom CC. Post processing in Photoshop CC, Alien Skin Exposure 7 and Google Nik Color Efex Pro 4.
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