Readers’ wildlife photos

March 4, 2023 • 8:15 am

Today we have some lovely photos of Hawaiian (and “imported”) flowers and plants by Emilio d’Alise—the second set of photos from a group that was posted in January, 2022.  Emilio’s intro is indented, but there are no IDs (explanation below). Readers are welcome to identify any plants they know. I don’t know which ones are native and which are not. Click the photos to enlarge them:

While living in Hawaiʻi, I photographed a lot of stuff. Occasionally I paired my D7000 with the great Nikon 105mm f/2.8 VR Macro lens for flower shooting sessions around Kona or at the Kona Old Airport park. These are some of those photos.

There was a time when I would have researched the names of each and every flower . . . that time has passed. Now, I just enjoy them. If anyone really must know each and every one, HERE is a link to Hawai’ian flowers, but know that in the past I’ve not had a tremendous amount of luck with any but the most common varieties. Plus, some are imported species and not native to the islands, and only seen in gardens and the grounds of resorts or condominium complexes.

9 thoughts on “Readers’ wildlife photos

    1. 5 looks like aptenia or red apple, now Mesembryanthemum
      7 and 8 also plumeria (aka Frangipani) ?

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