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All I have to do is look at a picture of a plumeria flower, and it automatically transports me to the islands of Hawaii and relaxes me. I can even smell it...ahhhhh. I captured this beauty at the National Tropical Botanical Garden near Poipu, Kauai.

Interesting Facts:
- In Vietnam, plumeria (frangipani) is used for its healing qualities: the bark, mashed in alcohol, prevents skin inflammation. It is also used to treat indigestion and high blood pressure, while the milk-like sap serves as a balm for skin diseases. The white flowers are used in traditional medicine to cure high blood pressure, haemophilia, cough, dysentery and fever.

- Plumeria flowers are most fragrant at night in order to lure sphinx moths to pollinate them. The flowers have no nectar, and simply dupe their pollinators. The moths inadvertently pollinate them by transferring pollen from flower to flower in their fruitless search for nectar.
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IMAGE DETAILS
Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D300
Shutter Speed
4/10000 second
Aperture
F/3.2
Focal Length
105 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Jun 30, 2008, 7:19:14 PM
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Blackswan15's avatar
Blackswan15|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
its so cold here i have never been anywhere tropical but next year i' am going to Cuba.
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Blackswan15|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow i have never seen a flower like this.
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almcdermid|Professional Writer
My second favorite flower. Excellent shot.
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OMG I LOVE IT!! May i please feature it on my profile?? I will forsure give you every bit of credit, i just want your work on my profile!! its soo amazing!!




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thebcmc|Student Photographer
I thought this was a drawing for a min
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LLLLLOVVVVE IT.
my new wallpaper
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this wonderful photo is featured here: [link]
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HeretyczkaA|Hobbyist Photographer
Natural Beauty [link]
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thanks for sharing your knowledge of the plumeria!
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You've been Featured Here. Hope u enjoy, fave the article and perhaps leave a comment. dont forget to fave it. ;)
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christinavk|Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful flower...and beautiful shot! : )
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acutely| Photographer
Thanks :hug:
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screationz|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very beautiful. Love the colours.
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acutely| Photographer
Thanks :)
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Vika21's avatar
Unique colors and picture! I love tropical flowers!!!Great shot!
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acutely| Photographer
Thanks so much :)
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you have been featured link
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dansch|Hobbyist Photographer
I love the colors and how you crop this :clap:
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Thanks :)
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Very nice!
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acutely| Photographer
Thanks :D
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:aww: Thanks for the feature :D :glomp:
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