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ISv

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Lovely pictures. I especially like the first one. Nicely done.
I still prefer the last one - at least because i have no idea what it is (Malvaceae I think but nothing more specific) :)!
 

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I'm sorry, I cannot help you with the ID...But I really like your pictures. Keep posting.
 

ISv

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Few more from the UH campus (today). It didn't occasionally get the status of a Botanical garden!
I went there for the Golden Bouquet Tree (Deplanchea tetraphylla) - I found it last week (without camera). Noticed it first time and didn't know what it is - fortunately it was with a label:). Seems like recently planted (few years??) small (~2.5 meters tall) but with 3 interesting composite flowers! I took photos of only one of them. On the Internet one can get better photos and imagination how big are these composite flowers (or go to the Bird Portraits - you can compare it with the size of the Japanese White-eye (~10cm)!
After that: Mountain ebony (Lysiphyllum hookeri), Fagraea berteriana (= berteorana) and the endemic for Hawaii Ohia-lehua (Metrosideros polymorpha) - yellow form. For the last one I have no idea...
Windy!

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Thanks Click! And here are the last from the weekend - short hike in a valley on the edge of the rain-forest (afternoon). No interesting birds. Actually nothing interesting - may be except a tiny girl (3-4 years old?) passing next to my tripod and proudly declaring "I'm the troublemaker":ROFLMAO:!
Photos are of probably the most widespread weed for the habitat: Creeping foxglove (Asystasia gangetica).

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Is's a pleasure to look at your flowers, when I look outside, is all white. Thanks for sharing
 
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I was digging for old spiders photos and found these:)!

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And today - a tree that I know how it looks (no ID so far) and I have been around so many times. Never notice it to flower (not because it didn't - I most probably have been kind of ignorant:mad:)!
Today, just walking under the tree I found some dropped flowers on the ground... When I looked above - all the tree was blooming (flowers are ~1.5-2 cm in diameter!!!). Something like the Cherry blossom if not richer! It deserves a macro lens or at least my zoom - with all of this detail!

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So, we have had 2 hard freezes (in the 20s) the last few days here in Florida, and this morning this pops out..
The first shot is the Camera .JPG photo, with only size reduction done to it, due to upload size restrictions. The second photo was processed and cropped from the CR3 file, using DxO PhotoLab 5 Elite.
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So, we have had 2 hard freezes (in the 20s) the last few days here in Florida, and this morning this pops out..
The first shot is the Camera .JPG photo, with only size reduction done to it, due to upload size restrictions. The second photo was processed and cropped from the CR3 file, using DxO PhotoLab 5 Elite.
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Really beautiful!
I had to make a "damage control" today - the same unknown tree like in my last post. Still windy but by far not as the last time. And different focus approach - single focus point and not "continuous" focusing. It means a lot of patience (just waiting for the wind to decrease for a second/or part of it :confused:! Not sure it was worth the "patience":LOL:!

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Today I was scouting a new trail - for Oahu Elepaio and Amakihi. At least 7-9 Amakihis (seen, much more were IDd by song) and no Elepaio. Didn't take photos of any birds.
I was concentrated on the habitat - surprisingly rich of native trees!
The only photos of non-native/endemic were the lichen and the weed Strawberry Guava (but the photo of the last one was taken out of that trail...).


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ISv

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Nice series, ISv.
Would be really nice if I could add a photo of Oahu Elepaio into the series (I already have the Amakihi). Still dreaming:sleep:!
On other hand it was real pleasure to see that trail and the nature there - rather different from the western slopes of that part of the mountain! Will go there again and again!!!
 
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Today I was scouting a new trail - for Oahu Elepaio and Amakihi. At least 7-9 Amakihis (seen, much more were IDd by song) and no Elepaio. Didn't take photos of any birds.
I was concentrated on the habitat - surprisingly rich of native trees!
The only photos of non-native/endemic were the lichen and the weed Strawberry Guava (but the photo of the last one was taken out of that trail...).


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What plants are in the 3rd and 4th photos?
 

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What plants are in the 3rd and 4th photos?
One of the (2-4) endemic Hawaiian Tree Fern. I don't know which exactly species it is. Those on the photos are just developing leafs.
 
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