Readers’ wildlife photos

March 24, 2023 • 8:15 am

We’re going to run out of photos in about four days and the feature will pause (or stop), so please send in your photos.

We have another installment today of Hawaiian plants (native and non-native), photographed by Emilio d’Alise (first sets are here and here). There are no IDs, so if you know what’s in the photo, please put it in the comments.

Emilio’s notes:

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.

4 thoughts on “Readers’ wildlife photos

  1. The last is frangipani, one of the most marvellous scents in the world. 4 and 5 I would call a barrel cactus.

  2. These are lovely photos of cultivated plants (no natives). I believe that the fourth-to-last picture is an “Old Man Cactus,” Cephalocereus senilis (it.). Two photos above it is a euphorbia, possibly a white morph of Euphorbia millii (it.) “crown of thorns.” The next-to-last photo is “spider lily,” Crinum asiaticum (it.).

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