_11/12/10_ Hibiscus Closeup
Continuing my non-consecutive theme of Hawaii-themed shots in anticipation of my trip next week, I shot another hibiscus plant in the botanical gardens. This one is Hibiscus arnottianus, native to Oahu and Molokai. The 3rd result on the scientific name on Google is, in fact, a page on the botanical gardens' website, how nice is that? Apparently this species is quite adaptable to SoCal's climate.
I wanted to get some sort of interesting non-standard shot, so I got super close to the flower so there were all sorts of out-of-focus stamens. The pink-on-white is pretty neat, it looks like a peppermint candy reject.
My next plan is to bring my tripod and flash and take detailed shots of the lava rocks that adorn the Hawaii section of the gardens. Hold me to it!
[last year] So ethical...
From One/Day Project, Year 3