Hilo Daily Image
14 January 2015
I was looking around on the hapu'unear the steps, and found this on one of the orchid stems. I suppose it's some kind of pod. I've never noticed any precursor for the orchid sprays that grow out horizontally (or shoot straight up).
I liked the color and shape. Of course it was windy, which made it hard to get the shot. On windy days I should just go for large or heavy stationary objects. Sports photography's got nothing on using a closeup lens and trying to catch a small object being whipped into and out of the frame on a windy day.
I bumped up the ISO to get the shot, which is noisy. But it was noise or not have the shot, and I'll always choose to have the shot.