Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Wild Orchid

I normally do not know what I shall get for my post when I go hiking in the jungle. The places I have visited before can sometimes turn out to be my today wonder, but it really requires some inspirations, imaginations and observations on the searching works.

I spotted these parasitic wild flowers atop a tree. It must belong to one type of orchid, if I am not wrong. It stayed high in order to survive strong in the wild instead of being a well taken care house plant by one of us.

Anyhow, the plant stretched its stalk low enough to pull my attention though the close-up has not revealed its feminine charms. Sorry, I never like to categorize any type of flowers as a muscular male.


For the feminine charms, I mean those appealing colors like a brighter red, pink or purple which appear on the lips of a lady, and not this simple orange color.



Just because of the sexy lips I have mentioned, there were muscular followers camouflaged in green kept squeezing, trying to squeeze others out from the line.

13 comments:

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Those do look like orchids. I love your line "For the feminine charms, I mean those appealing colors like a brighter red, pink or purple which appear on the lips of a lady, and not this simple orange color." I like the way you think and you certainly have a way with words.

IcyBC said...

Those are beautiful orchids, but really now rainfield, there must be handsome male flowers, too! :-)

Ratty said...

I really understand what you mean about your inspiration for your post. It's exactly the same for me.

I always think of flowers as feminine too. It is a type of beauty and gracefulness that something masculine can never be.

Megaa_V said...

Male dominance even in the plant kingdom?? :P I mean, the muscular flowers camouflaged in Green :)
No survival skill, no muscular flowers nor camouflage. Have you checked the species of this orchid Rain? It would be interesting to know if this species comes under rare and protected? As you may aware, not every jungle is being explored for new things and maybe this particular species must have left out :) and if that's true, we can name it after you Rainorchids! How's that?

Glennis said...

Such pretty delicate orangey orchids just have to be feminine! Veryy pretty photos.
Nice sense of humor!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Definitly it is an orchid! Lot of people spend money to grow these. Great see them in the wild :)

roentarre said...

I like the fact that your post is employing the approach of close up focus. I am used to this style for nature images

Good photography :)

rainfield61 said...

Poetic Shutterbug::: I am feeling so motivated with your feedback. Hope that my writing will continue to be a pleasure both to you all and me.

Icy BC::: Then it is your turn to show to me. I am still reluctant to say that. Hahaha...

Ratty::: It is true, maybe to me and you. Masculine = flower, no way until now.

Megaa_V::: You always like to bring me some big hats. It is too dangerous.

rainfield61 said...

Glennis::: At least I do believe I have some sense of humor. It must not be a big hat.

Kirigalpoththa::: That is why it must grow high atop the tree, otherwise I'll not see it anymore by next week.

roentarre::: You are always my Guru on photography.

Pacey said...

I do wonder what it's called I think I've seen them here too, so abundant but also unknown to many. Great shot!

Mei Teng said...

I like orchids. We have an orchid park here with some lovely species. The rare ones only show up during orchid competitions.

betchai said...

the orchid is very similar to what I got in the Philippines which we also grew on a living tree, we usually just tie them up to a tree, and well, they survive with very little maintenance. but of course, it is always exciting to see them in the wild. i so like how you phrased the last 2 paragraphs, i never had thought of flowers being female and male, whenever i plant something that is supposed to bloom but won't for years, i just call them, "male", like you, i do not associate the flower to being masculine.

rainfield61 said...

Pacey::: I should say they are Orchid. No doubt.

Mei Teng::: Orchid seems to be expensive, maybe due to the market demand.

betchai::: Ladies are sweet beautiful, and of course, charming.