Orchid Miltonia Spectabilis, The Outstanding Miltonia
The director of REGUA was present when I was whining that I cannot go out and hunt for small birds with my giant camera because I was hot and tired. He asked if I like orchids. Yes, I do! I was driven to a piece of the forest where he knew orchids were growing. It was like being in magic land, all soft and green with shafts of sunlight filtering through the canopy. Right in front of me was this beautiful orchid, just minding it's own business. I had always thought that the presentations of orchids at the flower shows were over doing it, but that is how they look. This orchid grows only in the eastern part of Brazil, although it is a now very popular with orchid growers. I believe this is called a "bi-color".