October 23, 2009 – Frangipani

Frangipani - US Virgin Islands

Frangipani - US Virgin Islands

Friday, October 23, 2009


These are some flowers that I saw while on my honeymoon a few years back. We were in St. Thomas at the time, part of the U.S. Virgin Islands. There’s a huge number of really pretty flowers down there that you won’t see anywhere else. Wait, let me rephrase that. There’s a huge number of flowers down there that *I* won’t see anywhere else. They may very well exist in lots of other places, but they sure as heck don’t exist up here in the Pacific northwest. And I don’t go anywhere, ever. I go days at a time without going outside.

Right, as I was saying. Lots of flowers down there. Pretty ones too. I’d love to go back down there just for that reason alone, much less all of the, you know, other reasons for going to the Caribbean. (I’ve heard there’s a few…) My ham-fisted internet searches led me to believe that these are called “frangipani”, so I’d put the likelihood at around 50-50 that that’s indeed what they are. But we’re going to go with it.

Now, I should probably say something interesting about this picture, right? How about this: it looks like it’s taken like any other flower picture, using a macro-ish lens, from really close up, right? Nope. It was taken with a big ole’ telephoto lens, since I was standing on the patio at our hotel, and the tree with the flowers was down below me. Yeeeeeaaaah, that’s interesting. You don’t even KNOW how interesting that is, that’s how interesting it is.

Have a great weekend everyone, try not to break the little tips off your shoelaces.

Details: Canon EOS Rebel XT, Quantaray 70-300 mm lens. 1/250s, f6.3, ISO 400. Focal length 248 mm.

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One Comment

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    Marie June 4, 2010

    pretty flowers

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