The Boasting Plumeria

The Boasting Plumeria

Photographer Rob DeCamp titled this picture “Plumeria Akena.” In the Hawaiian language “akena” means, “To boast, brag, admire, praise.” Although we’re not sure why Mr. DeCamp chose this name specifically, it is easy to understand its application to this stand-out flower.

Plumeria are a striking flower, both visually and olfactorily. Smelling strongest during morning and evening twilight hours, this bright and pungent blossom effectively attracts many pollinators.

As this plumeria stands alone on its branch, it boasts its presence to all who pass by.

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About Rob DeCamp

I am a professional photographer living on Maui, in the State of Hawaii. I made my living shooting weddings, but now have shifted my energy to nature photography. What started as a hobby, has now become my passion. I love to explore nature, and capture the ever changing colors and shapes that I find. No matter how many times I go back to the same place, it never is the same. The lighting, the weather all change to give me a different feeling. I think that is what inspires me to keep shooting!