June 2nd, 2011 – Hawaiian Queen

One of the things about the Hawaiian Island that I find very intriguing is the abundant variety of plant life.  I could spend days photographing just the flowers and plants in this part of the world. I think the “paradise” moniker often associated with Hawaii by in large, must come from the beauty of the landscape experienced there. This flower is named after Queen Emma, wife of Hawaiian King Kamehameha IV. She was known for her humanitarian efforts throughout the islands. She also was a nature lover and quite a beauty herself.

View of  a Queen Emma’s Lily.  Maui, Hawaii


Canon 1D MkIII, Contax T* Planar 100/f2 , 100mm @ f2.8, 1/320th sec.,  ISO 320, Hand-held.  Post -processing: Lightroom 3, Photoshop CS5, Photomatix Pro 4, Topaz Adjust.

To see a larger version please click on the image.

Feel free to comment below if you like what you see or have any other observations.

Thanks for stopping by,

JayT

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