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Aloha Photograph - Awapuhi Ko Okoo - Torch Ginger - Etlingera Elatior  - Phaeomeria Magnifica - Hoolawa Liilii Hawaii by Sharon Mau

Awapuhi Ko Okoo - Torch Ginger - Etlingera Elatior - Phaeomeria Magnifica - Hoolawa Liilii Hawaii is a photograph by Sharon Mau which was uploaded on March 24th, 2012.

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Excellent capture!

Absolutely stunning! v/f

That is a unique and awesome shot, Sharon! Love it!

Wow, gorgeous ginger shot, and love the words, too. f/v

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Amazing find and photograph Sharon!

Sharon Mau replied:

. thank you so much Juergen . . this bloom . the ginger flower stalk was actually almost as tall as I am . . it was near the waterfall in an area here on Maui we call Twin Falls . . near Hoolawa liilii (li'ili'i translates from Hawaiian as little or small referring to little Ho'olawa stream . one of two main tributary streams . . there is also a Hoolawa Nui (Big Hoolawa Stream) . . the Hoolawa li'ili'i is near a popular small waterfall locals call caveman . . when I was there the water was brackish and very low . this is due to the water being diverted which is another story . . and the mosquitos were swarming . . however . . nearby is a very large stand of awapuhi ko oko'o . the beautiful torch ginger . . this one is near a gate by a pathway near a weir and this flower along with all the others stood about eye level . . I had to hold my camera over my head to take the shot . . it is jungle in this area very thick with vegetation and very humid so if you visit this area be sure to bring fresh drinking water and plenty mosquito repellent . . Aloha :)

Just looking through your gallery again. Love this Sharon.

Sharon Mau replied:

. thank you Dan :)

Gorgeous and unique image. Nice!

very nice, love the texture

Cool macro shot Sharon, love the close-cropped composition!

Wonderful lighting!

Beautiful capture!

wow, interesting image and story

Sharon Mau replied:

. ja . they are truly captivating flowers . . so large it is unreal . . so happy you enjoy it ;)

Gorgeous flower capture!

Sharon Mau replied:

. thank you Nina :)

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