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Old May 24, 2008, 5:24 AM   #1
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This is a shot of a newly formed plumeria leaf from a tree growing in my backyard. The plumeria flowers are also known as "frangipani" and are the staple flower for memorial day leis adorning the headstone of every veteran's gravesite in Hawaii.

First the leaves:



and now the flowers, not from the same tree unfortunately and also not a good example of linear photography (archived shot):




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Old May 24, 2008, 6:14 AM   #2
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Great use of nature for the challenge. Do you have any shots of the leis?

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Wow...those colors are lovely!
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Paul, Vanessa,

Thanks for your comments. The spiral red and white 'plumeria' is not common and usually gives way to the very common white for making everyday leis. Their fragrance is umistakable usually without regard to color.

Paul, if you haven't visited my site: http://www.pbase.com/selvin/leisplease take a look at the more uncommon leis found in Hawaii.

Like many other consumer driven products, as people got more disposable income they searched for more unusual leis. The plumeria lei still represents the classic greeting. As the supply of flowers dwindled, the plastic leis have appeared.

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selvin wrote:
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Paul, if you haven't visited my site: http://www.pbase.com/selvin/leisplease take a look at the more uncommon leis found in Hawaii.

Like many other consumer driven products, as people got more disposable income they searched for more unusual leis. The plumeria lei still represents the classic greeting. As the supply of flowers dwindled, the plastic leis have appeared.
Selvin, fascinating material. I had no idea how much went into a lei. Thanks for the invite.

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Very beautiful photos.
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selvin wrote:
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and now the flowers, not from the same tree unfortunately and also not a good example of linear photography (archived shot):



Selvin I disagree, each individual flower is a perfect example of linearity
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Beautiful pictures. Both are very sharp and well done.
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