Ohia Lehua Flower

Lovely Lehua Flower

The fine, reddish-pink hairs of a Lehua flower blossom like a firework, spreading in all directions with a tip of yellow.

Found on the branches of Hawaii’s most populous forest tree, the Ohia, there is a legend behind the flowering tree.  The Ohia tree and Lehua blossom are known to be lovers. It is said, whenever someone picks a Lehua blossom from the Ohia tree, it will rain because the lovers have been separated.

Sometimes blooming in yellow or orange, the most common color of Lehua is red.

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About Henry Aguilar

Henry Aguilar (aka jhames808) started photography in 2009 as a hobby focusing on landscape and macro. A self-taught photographer who enjoys taking pictures on his free time. Together with his passion and dedication, Henry continues to learn and explore other areas of photography humbly grasping every suggestions and comments to improve his craft. He later on started shooting portraits, local events, concerts and also weddings. One of his photos was published in the January-February 2012 issue of Hawaii Magazine for winning the grand prize of the magazine’s 13th annual photo contest. His work was also selected to be part of the Contemporary Photography in Hawaii 2012 at Frame Arts Hawaii organized by Pacific New Media. Last June, his work was showcased in the first RAWArtist Honolulu event that took place at Vice nightclub. In addition to his website, you can find him on Facebook here.