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ʻŌhiʻa Lehua

The ʻŌhiʻa Lehua Legend is that, by the fire of Pele the Kīlauea Volcano Goddess, ʻŌhiʻa, a young warrior, was transformed into the burnt appearing ʻŌhiʻa tree for his love and devotion to Lehua. ʻŌhiʻa held Lehua up above himself to protect her from the lava, and as he turned into a tree, Lehua turned into the burning red blossom that resembled the lava that consumed them.

TAGS: Hawaii, Macro, Nature

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Keaau, Hawaii, United States of America
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© Skye Crosby.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 05.2016
Total Views: 25
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: May 20, 2018, 6:46 p.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS REBEL T3i
Focal Length: 55mm
Shutter Speed: 1/25
Aperture: f6.3
ISO: ISO100
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