Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Plumerias, Palms, and Cactus, 8/21/11

This is my kind of day which is having fun taking pictures.  I started the day with these photos with my friends Milton S. and Derek. 

In the evening I took pictures with other photo friends at the Natsu Matsuri and Bon Dance which is the second blog I did tonight. http://cdshares.blogspot.com/2011/08/natsu-matsuri-bon-dance-82111.html

This palm caught my eye because of its weave.
This one shows the newer palms sprout above the older ones including the flower berry buds.
While at this Koko Head Crater Botanical Garden, we could hear voices.  With my zoom lens, I captured these hikers.

This flower in the cactus was a challenge.  Derek was laughing as I was struggling with my tripod.  My macro lens is 50mm which means I have to get closer to my subject.  I gave up trying to get the flower in the above cactus and tried another cactus.  I also kept getting poked - ouch!


Anonymous said...


Hey you've been busy...I really like the all your pictures but the final two catus shots are extra special.


p.s. I hope you get some sleep sometime.

Anonymous said...

Sorry about the typo...cactus!!!


celia said...

Hi R, too bad there is no spell check. Yay for those last 2 shots.

SW said...

Beautiful shots! Great color and perfect lighting!

Erick said...

Nice plumeria shots! Good coverage of the garden.

celia said...

SW and Erick, thanks - I finally went further than the plumerias. It was also fun seeing the hikers above.