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 Photograph - Musa Ornata - Pink Ornamental Banana Flower - Kepaniwai Maui Hawaii  by Sharon Mau

Musa Ornata - Pink Ornamental Banana Flower - Kepaniwai Maui Hawaii is a photograph by Sharon Mau which was uploaded on June 23rd, 2013.

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Your macro work is always very much a treat to view dear Sharon... you very good. ;-) fv

Ooooh, Sharon...the light, tones, color, and bokeh are all just stunning!!! :)))xo fv

Beautiful!!

Sharon Mau replied:

. . ★ . . thank you so much Nina . . Aloha . . ★ . .

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. . ★ . . thank you so much everyone . this bloom actually grows upright . . as I described in my comment/replies below: what appears here as a pink petal is actually a Bract . . They open one by one . . sometimes you will see two bracts open at once but most often only one . each day they fall off and another bract opens . the leaves also have pink tones and are very tall and so beautiful . . The inflorescence is erect, consisting of purple - to lilac bracts with yellow tips and the flowers are orange-yellow . . so what you see in this image is that the actual flowers are the smaller yellow/orange components of the bloom and the pink elements are bracts although they do appear like petals . This particular type does not hang as a pendulum . those type banana flowers are different and much larger hanging from banana trees which are edible . . This image is simply rotated as I prefer the aesthetics with this perspective . my photograph could be displayed on a wall either way either upright as a portrait style or rotated as a landscape style as in this image . . This is a pink ornamental banana tree growing in the ground . the beautiful Musa ornata ornamental is within a stand of banana trees over ten feet high . which would be about 3.048 meters high . the leaves you see are about 5 feet long . about 1.524 meters and the bloom including the stalk is about 3 feet high . about 1 meter . . you may see if you have a look at another of my images in this series at this link where I have more information in the description . Aloha . . ★ . . http://fineartamerica.com/featured/musa-ornata-pink-ornamental-banana-flower-kepaniwai-maui-haw-sharon-mau.html

Wow Sharon!! Excellent lighting and color. This is a first for me on banana flowers. v/f

Beautiful petal Sharon, although you have me baffled as to how you captured this image going by the perspective, as these banana flowers usually hang down, at least in my neck of the woods - LOL ;^) But it's actually this perspective that keeps me looking at the image longer, which makes it for me a wonderful picture! V&F :^)

Sharon, I appreciate the info on Musa ornata. I will look for it when I visit Maui again!! Iao Valley is so beautiful!

Sharon Mau replied:

. . ★ . . 'ae . yes it is . and when you return to Maui I would love to meet you so please let me know when you arrive Kathy . thank you so much . . Aloha . . ★ . .

I love the subtle color on the background with the beautiful pink bract! Beautifully done! v/f

Sharon Mau replied:

. . ★ . . delighted you enjoy it Caitlyn . thank you so much . . Aloha . . ★ . .

Beautiful capture, light an composition, Sharon. v/f.

Sharon Mau replied:

. . ★ . . thank you so much Sabine . . ★ . .

such lovely lines and light, Sharon!!! Beautiful!!!!! f/v

Sharon Mau replied:

. . ★ . . thank you Lois . . ★ . .

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So lovely Sharon :) v/f

Sharon Mau replied:

. ★ . . ♥ . . thank you so much Donna . I appreciate your kindness :)) . . ♥ . . ★ . . .

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This is such an unusual ornamental flower and very beautiful, Sharon!

Sharon Mau replied:

. . ♥ . . thank you so much Kathy . I was delighted to have discovered the bloom as it was so fresh and had just opened after a gentle rain . Musa ornata is a beautiful tropical inflorescence whose male and female flowers both tend to be 3-5 per bract in a single row, varying up to about 7 per cluster. The anthers of the male flowers are purple while the female style is green . So what appears here as a pink petal is actually a bract . . They open one by one . . sometimes you will see two bracts open at once but most often only one . . each day they fall off and another bract opens . . the leaves also have pink tones and are very tall and so beautiful . . The inflorescence is erect, consisting of purple - to lilac bracts with yellow tips and the flowers are orange-yellow . this image is actually rotated simply for the aesthetics . the banana tree is about 10 feet high and the bloom is at eye level . . it is thriving in Kepaniwai Heritage Park Iao Valley Maui Hawaii . . . Aloha . ♥ . . ★ . . . . .

Wherever you stand be the soul of that place - Rumi

Musa ornata - Pink Ornamental Banana Flower Kepaniwai Maui Hawaii Copyright 2013 Sharon Mau - All Rights Reserved http://sharon-mau.artistwebsites.com

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