Sunday, February 07, 2010

Hawaiian Tropical Orchids


Hawaiian Tropical Orchids
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All four of these Orchids were photographed at the Hawaiian Tropical Botanical Garden near Hilo, Hawaii on the Big Island. There was a pretty amazing collection of flowers at the garden and the Orchids were just the icing on the cake. All together I got nice pictures of about 20 cultivars and species. They were all unnamed from what I could see but that didn’t detract from the beauty.

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The garden was amazing and one of the best I have visited. Set in a lush valley the garden wound itself down from the road to the sea. The setting reminded me of a tropical jungle and there were some beautiful vistas of the ocean at the end. It was spectacular on every level.

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14 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous orchids and the colors are just lovely!

Carletta's Captures said...

These are beautiful and beautifully captured!
I especially like the color of the first with its lovely background.
The elephant ear in your previous post is a stunning macro.

chubskulit said...

Exotic and wild beauties!

Sara Chapman in Seattle USA said...

I am so glad you with your camera and skills are there reporting for us these exquisite beauties. After I get over being envious, of course.

Carver said...

These orchids are amazing. They are so exotic looking.

Kala said...

These orchids are so lovely. I am sure you are enjoying every moment of your time in Hawaii!

Blackswamp_Girl said...

That last orchid is jaw-dropping... both in and of itself, and set against that amazing backdrop of fantastic foliage and bark!

Misti said...

Wow, these are all native to Hawaii? Beautiful!

SandyCarlson said...

I am in a dream.

Indrani said...

These are stunning!

Randi said...

Excellent shots of very exotic and beautiful orchids!

Johnny Nutcase said...

awesomely pretty flowers! Orchids are great - these are so different looking too, beautiful. Some of them almost look like spiders or insects..hmm, or even starfish. good stuff! i love their colors.

Anonymous said...

Misti, some of these appear to be multi-generic hybrids, as opposed to native species.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Again thanks. These Orchids are the cultivated variety but the setting made them a little more dramatic then usual.