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bromeliad

... or at least I think this is a bromeliad plant. Can you name the most popular bromeliad plant? (answer below)

I took this photo by the side of the road in the Kahala neighborhood along with the photo I posted yesterday while working on my first photo class assignment. I am pretty excited that I have been successful taking photos that are in focus when using the manual settings on my camera.

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From the Bromeliad Society International website:
Bromeliads are members of a plant family known as Bromeliaceae (bro-meh-lee-AH-say-eye). The family contains over 3000 described species in approximately 56 genera. The most well known bromeliad is the pineapple.

Comments (7)

Yes, it is a bromeliad. Sometimes you can see a little frog in the water 'pond' in the center of the bromeliads like this one.

Eden:

you are taking wonderful photos!

Wow, I was just thinking that it looks like a pineapple plant.
Great shot girasoli.

I had not clue about the pineapple! I've seen plants just like the one in your photo in the Butterfly House at the museum of life and science here in NC. Not on the side of the road!

sandrac:

I'm just thrilled to see something so green and alive! (You can tell that I'm very tired of winter.....)

Anne:

Very cool photo - and most impressive that you are getting such good shots using manual settings!

Marta, I went back to the original photo to check the close up view of the center. No frog in this one. I will be on the look out though now that I know they may be hanging out there. Cool!

Eden, thanks :)

Candi, it sort of does now that you mention it. Thanks!

Annie, that's cool that you saw one of these plants in the museum in NC. I was surprised to find it on the side of the road, although I have often found them in gardens here in Hawaii.

sandra, the grayness is the first thing that always stands out when traveling from Hawaii in the winter time. I am very lucky to see green year round here. I hope winter ends soon for you.

Anne, thanks! Me too! Although I have read it is a bit trickier with a DSLR. That will be a fun new challenge for me.

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