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An Ode to Life Itself If only it would be this simple<br />
It&#039;d shed a light in many a darkness.<br />
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So an Ode to Life Itself. And me in an Artistic Mood:)<br />
This one&#039;s a personal one, as having a lovely child is not a right, nor a fact or matter of statistics; sometimes nature is hard in that aspect. If you are lucky enough it is a present of the dearest kind. Cherish it, always.  Calochilus robertsonii,Canon  EF12mm II,Cooktown Orchid,Dendrobium bigibbum,Geotagged,Purple Beard Orchid,The Netherlands,macro,orchid,soligor 12mm Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

An Ode to Life Itself

If only it would be this simple
It'd shed a light in many a darkness.

So an Ode to Life Itself. And me in an Artistic Mood:)
This one's a personal one, as having a lovely child is not a right, nor a fact or matter of statistics; sometimes nature is hard in that aspect. If you are lucky enough it is a present of the dearest kind. Cherish it, always.

    comments (5)

  1. And yes, this one is all natural, no composition of shots whatsoever. The shapes of the flower give it a sort of enhanced fragility. Posted 5 years ago, modified 5 years ago
  2. Ahum, I do think it is a Phalaenopsis orchid family, but I cannot find the species exactly. Anyone, WildFlower?
    So many species undocumented in Wiki:)
    Posted 5 years ago
    1. Sorry, Ludo, there are too many species and hybrids of them, not to mention that this is not the best shot for an ID... Posted 5 years ago
  3. Hi WF, yes, yo are right of course. It is a flower just like this one (except its colour, which is purple in my case, yet looks exactly the same in sctructure):
    http://www.hdbackgroundpoint.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/17/3653.jpeg
    It is growing from the ground up, on long stems. It now has 4 leaves, thick, long, and green.
    Posted 5 years ago
    1. There's a collection of Phalaenopsis species and primary hybrids, but I couldn't find a good match. There are many other hybrids between more than 2 species or between different genera...
      http://www.phals.net/Species.html
      http://www.phals.net/tableau_graphique_e.html
      Posted 5 years ago, modified 5 years ago

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The Cooktown Orchid has been the floral emblem of Queensland since 19 November 1959. It was first described in 1880 as ''Dendrobium phalaenopsis'', then included in ''Dendrobium bigibbum'',

More recently, the ''D. bigibbum'' complex has been separated into the genus ''Vappodes''. The new name of ''Vappodes phalaenopsis'' has now been accepted by the ''World Checklist of Monocotyledons'', as a synonym of ''Dendrobium bigibbum'' Lindl., Paxton's Fl. Gard. 3: 25 .

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Uploaded Jun 6, 2014. Captured Jun 5, 2014 11:18 in Aldenheerd 3, 6003 NV Weert, The Netherlands.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/22.0
  • 5s
  • ISO100
  • 50mm