Cooktown Orchid by terryliv

Cooktown Orchid

The Cooktown Orchid is the floral emblem of our great state - Queensland.
We have had this orchid growing in one of the trees in the garden for 30 odd years. It gets broken off and knocked down by the possums, the rain and the wind and we pick the bits up and stick them back in the tree and every year it sends out a couple of flowers to thank us for our troubles.
It occurs naturally in a very limited area of the North Queensland rainforest between Cooktown and Cairns.
Beautiful shot Terry, great focus and detail. Its a great state flower. I must admit I will have to google Vic's state flower.
May 1st, 2014  
Beautiful focus, colour and detail :-)
May 1st, 2014  
Oh and a fav :-))
May 1st, 2014  
A wonderful shot.
May 1st, 2014  
Lovely texture and beautifully colored
May 1st, 2014  
Oh dear me Poppo, I had no clue that this was QLD's floral emblem! Oh well, I guess I have never lived in QLD!! It is a lovely flower regardless and I'm glad this one has survived the trials and tribulations of your garden visitors :)
May 1st, 2014  
What a beautiful flower and such a sweet story. Your care has been rewarded here.
May 1st, 2014  
Perfect capture of that beautiful bloom. Fav
May 1st, 2014  
Nice shot and story!
May 1st, 2014  
Magnificent shot great focus!!!!! fav :)
May 1st, 2014  
wow so pretty
May 1st, 2014  
So gorgeous!
May 1st, 2014  
Awesome color love the up close focus! Fav!
May 1st, 2014  
Beautiful flowers lovely shot
May 1st, 2014  
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I love orchids. These are beauties!!
May 1st, 2014  
Lovely orchids.........they're my favourite flower!
May 1st, 2014  
Stunningly beautiful. Fav.
May 1st, 2014  
A lovely shot Poppo.
May 1st, 2014  
Beautiful.
May 1st, 2014  
Striking capture, great colour
May 1st, 2014  
A sweet story to go along with this gorgeous image, Terry.
May 2nd, 2014  
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Thank you everyone for your comments and favs.
I should have mentioned that apart from the flower, it is the most unattractive "plant" you have ever seen - even for an orchid.
I had a bit of a laugh yesterday. After telling the story here on 365, I was mucking around in that garden and right on cue, I came across two stems that had fallen down so back up they went. Ha ha ha
May 3rd, 2014  
@lyndemc When I posted the pic, I was going to make some pithy comment about what Lyndemc would do to the shot to add that artistic touch and make it jump out but decided to leave it alone. LOL
May 3rd, 2014  
Oh, were you now. Sweet of you to think of me. You made it jump out with the Poppo Touch.
May 4th, 2014  
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