Maui Day 5 (Part 1, Nature Walk)
Usually when we go on vacation, I am allowed part of a day to just go off by myself, just me and my camera. This time, it fell on Christmas Eve. Later in the evening we attended a huge luau, which I will cover this weekend, but I ended up with so many fun photos from my nature walk, I wanted to do a separate post about them.
Anyone have any clue what the maroon and white flower is? It was my star of the day.
Click on any image for a large version… Please! They are so much better that way!
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gosh, they are gorgeous!
Great shots, kiddo!
It is a flowering banana?
i really like the first red one (to maybe go with my three set?)
that was kind of what it was like, but it was almost more like a lily!
And whatever you want, girl!
oooooohhhhh. Now it REALLY feels like an Aimee recap!
I think it’s a spider lily. Beautiful shots!
Beautiful. What a wonderful way to spend some time alone.
Spider Lily! Ding ding ding!
Oh and also, a friend from work whose family is from Hawaii told me a story about #10:
It is a naupaka plant. Legend has it that way back when there were two lovers and Pele (Hawaiian goddess of lava) fell in love with the man. When she found he didn’t love her back she chased the two lovers apart, one to the mountains and the other to the sea. To keep Pele from killing the two lovers her sisters turned them both into naupaka. The naupaka plant by the sea has petals only on the bottom half of the flower and the naupaka plant in the mountains only has petals on the top half. So if you put the two flowers together you are reuniting the divided lovers. At least that’s the version I’ve heard. There are a number of versions of the story. Here is a different one: http://www.aloha-hawaii.com/hawaii/naupaka/
oops, here is the spider lily link:
Amazingly beautiful. Wow.
Aww, you all are so kind! Thanks so much! 🙂
Fab trip! I’m having a contest at my blog it you’d like to play!
What beautiful pictures – as always!
When the rain gets to be too much in Seattle, I can make those my desktop wallpaper and dream… ah… (yeah its my 2nd comment)
Wow Aimee, those are GORGEOUS!!!
LOVELY!! so beautiful!
Really great shots! Hard to pick a fav but I really like the one with the bee and ants.
I think my eyes would have hurt at the end of the day, prettiness overload. How do people live in the garden of eden on a regular basis?!
Beautiful flowers. And now count me among those who are very jealous of you. Hawaii — oh how I long to see her.
Tropical flowers make the most amazing subjects! Attended a wedding in Rarotonga last April but didn’t have my lovely new Digital SLR then, could of taken some wonderful macro shots.
Yours are truly gorgeous, nice shooting 🙂
Awesome pictures as always, Aimee!
(I am laughing at MPP’s Mom and her Google Powers…)
And know Builder Mama,she is like the research queen!!!
And thanks all!
And I realized I forgot one that I really liked, a yellow hibiscus, so I going to add it on!
loving these and all the Hawaii recaps!
Dude, these are AWESOME.
I am such a dork that it took me so long to find you.
Wow, those are so beautiful!
Those are some breathtaking pics. Thanks for sharing them.
Heather, I probably should put that in my About page, huh.
But I shoot with both a Canon Digital Rebel XT and a Canon EOS 40D.
I mostly shoot my flower photos with my macro lens – the Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro. But I think a few of these might have also been shot with my new lens, the Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM. I also do most of my portraits with my Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM because it gives such great depth of field.
And everyone, thanks all for your lovely compliments!
Now, if I could only figure out what to DO with all these photos!
Seriousl,y these rock.
Those are such great photos Aimee. What kind of lens were you using?
WOW. My fav is the one of the bee’s butt sticking out of the flower. Niiiiice.
Your pictures are stunning. You have such a wonderful eye. Thank you for listing what lenses you use, I have been trying to decide on a good macro lens.
Autumn, I am really happy with mine, and in the grand scheme of things, it wasn’t that expensive.
These are amazing! What kind of lens were you using. Did you click into manual focus for some of these? I’m just in awe!