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Richard Palmer's Snapshots

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  1. Crown Flower

    Snapshot Title: Crown Flower
    Taken by: Richard Palmer

    Image: Blue Marlins, Cobalt Fiori, Cobalt Reeds and Niijima Floats
    Image Owner: Laura Tomokiyo



    Description:

    _Calotropis gigantea_, Asclepiadaceae (milkweed family). Native to the "Old World" tropics, this introduction to Hawaii has become a very popular lei flower plant. It also serves as the host plant f...



  2. Mossy branches

    Snapshot Title: Mossy branches
    Taken by: Richard Palmer

    Image: Mount Ka`ala Boardwalk
    Image Owner: Richard Palmer



    Description:

    Moss covered tree trunks and branches are common in Hawaiian rainforests. The mosses act as sponges, holding moisture, and allowing rainwater to be slowly relesed to the ground. Without the mossy la...



  3. `Ulu

    Snapshot Title: `Ulu
    Taken by: Richard Palmer

    Image: Lyon_Arboretum_Lawn-full
    Image Owner: Richard Palmer



    Description:

    Breadfruit (`ulu) - Artocarpus altilis



  4. `Ohe `Ohe

    Snapshot Title: `Ohe `Ohe
    Taken by: Richard Palmer

    Image: Lyon_Arboretum_Lawn-full
    Image Owner: Richard Palmer



    Description:

    Tetraplasandra oahuense, a endemic species in the Araliaceae (Aralia family)



  5. `Ohi`a `ai

    Snapshot Title: `Ohi`a `ai
    Taken by: Richard Palmer

    Image: Lyon_Arboretum_Lawn-full
    Image Owner: Richard Palmer



    Description:

    Mountain apple (Syzygium mallacense) fruit - not yet ripe.



  6. Loulu fruit

    Snapshot Title: Loulu fruit
    Taken by: Richard Palmer

    Image: Lyon_Arboretum_Lawn-full
    Image Owner: Richard Palmer



    Description:

    Fruit of the Loulu palm (Pritchardia sp.), the only genus of palm tree actually native to the Hawaiian Islands. Coconut palms were actually introduced by the first Polynesian settlers nearly 1500 or ...



  7. surf twins

    Snapshot Title: surf twins
    Taken by: Richard Palmer

    Image: Ala Moana Beach Park to Leahi #2
    Image Owner: Richard Palmer



    Description:

    While paddling out to Point Panic, this surfer ended up in two successive frames of the panorama.



  8. Emergent Lapalapa

    Snapshot Title: Emergent Lapalapa
    Taken by: Richard Palmer

    Image: Mt Ka`ala Bog, Oahu
    Image Owner: Richard Palmer



    Description:

    An emergent Lapalapa tree (_Cheirodendron platyphyllum_) in the dwarf bog forest. The three-part leaves rustle in the wind like aspens.



  9. The Eyes Have It

    Snapshot Title: The Eyes Have It
    Taken by: Richard Palmer

    Image: Entomology Door
    Image Owner: Richard Palmer



    Description:

    Compound eye as depicted in Bas Relief



  10. Portal2

    Snapshot Title: Portal2
    Taken by: Richard Palmer

    Image: RP-GPT_test1
    Image Owner: Richard Palmer



    Description:

    See "Portal" panorama



  11. The Portal

    Snapshot Title: The Portal
    Taken by: Richard Palmer

    Image: Portal
    Image Owner: Richard Palmer



    Description:

    A portal to your childhood?



  12. Leading edge/Symbiosis

    Snapshot Title: Leading edge/Symbiosis
    Taken by: Richard Palmer

    Image: Lichen on _Acacia koa_ trunk
    Image Owner: Richard Palmer



    Description:

    New growth; when a fungus takes a Lichen to an alga (or cyanobacteria)



  13. Punchbowl Memorial

    Snapshot Title: Punchbowl Memorial
    Taken by: Richard Palmer

    Image: Punchbowl on Memorial Day 1
    Image Owner: Richard Palmer



    Description:

    The Punchbowl memorial with Pacific Heights in the background



  14. Ala Moana #2

    Snapshot Title: Ala Moana #2
    Taken by: Richard Palmer

    Image: Ala Moana Beach Park to Leahi #2
    Image Owner: Richard Palmer



    Description:

    New additions to the Honolulu skyline



  15. Remembrance

    Snapshot Title: Remembrance
    Taken by: Richard Palmer

    Image: Punchbowl on Memorial Day 2
    Image Owner: Richard Palmer



    Description:

    Memorial Day at Punchbowl Cemetery, Honolulu



  16. Horse Plus

    Snapshot Title: Horse Plus
    Taken by: Richard Palmer

    Image: Fremont Hills Stables
    Image Owner: Maria Bualat



    Description:

    Horsing around?



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    Taken by: Richard Palmer

    Image: Fremont Hills Stables
    Image Owner: Maria Bualat



    Description:

    Horse? What horse?



  18. Ka`ena Point

    Snapshot Title: Ka`ena Point
    Taken by: Richard Palmer

    Image: New Gigapan
    Image Owner: Richard Palmer



    Description:

    Ka`ena Point, a Natural Area Reserve at the westernmost tip of O`ahu.



  19. Water tank and Pali

    Snapshot Title: Water tank and Pali
    Taken by: Richard Palmer

    Image: Koolau Pali from Ho`omaluhia Botanical Garden
    Image Owner: Richard Palmer



    Description:

    A section of the Windward Oahu pali (cliffs) with water tank



  20. Pali Highway

    Snapshot Title: Pali Highway
    Taken by: Richard Palmer

    Image: Koolau Pali from Ho`omaluhia Botanical Garden
    Image Owner: Richard Palmer



    Description:

    The Pali Highway, connecting Kailua to Honolulu through the Pali Tunnels



  21. Makaha Valley

    Snapshot Title: Makaha Valley
    Taken by: Richard Palmer

    Image: Makaha Valley 1
    Image Owner: Richard Palmer



    Description:

    Makaha Valley from Mt. Ka`ala Road, along the ridge at the back of the valley.



  22. Hilton Hawaiian Village Rainbow Tower

    Snapshot Title: Hilton Hawaiian Village Rainbow Tower
    Taken by: Richard Palmer

    Image: Ala Moana Beach Park to Leahi (Diamond Head)
    Image Owner: Richard Palmer



    Description:

    A landmark at the western end of Waikiki



  23. Lapalapa trunk and Psocid

    Snapshot Title: Lapalapa trunk and Psocid
    Taken by: Richard Palmer

    Image: Lapalapa trunk
    Image Owner: Richard Palmer



    Description:

    A Psocid bark louse on a Lapalapa trunk, Mt. Kaala, Oahu



  24. Makaha Towers

    Snapshot Title: Makaha Towers
    Taken by: Richard Palmer

    Image: Makaha Valley 2
    Image Owner: Richard Palmer



    Description:

    Apartment complex in Makaha Valley, Leeward Oahu



  25. Ohikilolo Ridge

    Snapshot Title: Ohikilolo Ridge
    Taken by: Richard Palmer

    Image: Makaha Valley to Kaena Point, Oahu, Hawaii
    Image Owner: Richard Palmer



    Description:

    Ohikilolo, the ridge separating Makaha Valley from Makua Valley, Waianae Volcano, West Oahu



  26. Leahi

    Snapshot Title: Leahi
    Taken by: Richard Palmer

    Image: Ala Moana Beach Park to Leahi (Diamond Head)
    Image Owner: Richard Palmer



    Description:

    Leahi (Diamond Head), lush green after heavy spring rains, March 2006



  27. Lichen on _Acacia koa_ default

    Snapshot Title: Lichen on _Acacia koa_ default
    Taken by: Richard Palmer

    Image: Lichen on _Acacia koa_ trunk
    Image Owner: Richard Palmer



    Description:

    Lichen and moss macro-panorama. The lichen is about 2.5" in diameter on the trunk of a Koa tree (_Acacia koa_)



  28. Portables

    Snapshot Title: Portables
    Taken by: Richard Palmer

    Image: Burning Man 2006
    Image Owner: James Bell



    Description:

    Whew, that was Some hot chili!



  29. Isolation

    Snapshot Title: Isolation
    Taken by: Richard Palmer

    Image: Big Sur
    Image Owner: Hans Utz



    Description:

    Grand isolation along the Big Sur Coast



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