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Orchid at Kilauea Iki

I felt like a big-game hunter who'd finally spotted the quarry when I saw this lovely large orchid on the crater rim. A real tropical Hawaiian orchid in its native habitat at last!

I was quite disappointed when I later found out that this is a chinese orchid gone feral, and that the three native Hawaiian orchid species are so inconspicuous that the native people never even bothered to give them a name.

Nikon D70
1/100s f/18.0 at 60.0mm full exif

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