Saturday, July 23, 2011

Flower Photo: The Shima Higiri from Okinawa, Japan

Photo taken in Bise Okinawa, Japan July 21, 2011 with a Pentax K5, tripod, shutter cable release and a Pentax 18-250 lens at a focal length of 110mm. Camera specs:  f/9  1/60  ISO 400.

This flower has been researched online and so far, no luck determining what the English or scientific names might be.  So, from now on wherever I see one, I'll just call them Shima Higiri.


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11 comments:

LadyE said...

Very pretty. I have no idea on the name.

RyukyuMike said...

LadyE,
That's a problem I have plenty of times. When I ask a local and get local dialect, it can't be researched online, in dictionaries, or anywhere. Hopefully, someone will recognize it and holler at me !

FishHawk said...

She is a beauty!

RyukyuMike said...

FishHawk,
Great idea. We'll just call it a Shima Beauty Flower !
Um, Latin: Shima FishHakus Beauticus, er somethin like that !

Ryan said...

Next time you ask a local the name of a flower, have them write it down for you. Great shot.

RyukyuMike said...

Ryan,
Exactly wut I dun. Got it writ down in local-readable-dialect. The problem being, it doesn't translate to any recognizable English or Japanese !
You know. Kinda like the way you talk sometimes. LOL

Ryan said...

I'll have you know, I speak the queens english lol..well sometimes when I'm on the phone. Have you ever watched a show on the History Channel entitled 'Swamp People' it's about a bunch of cajun alligator hunters in Loiusiana...great show but I have no clue what the hell they're saying!!! Maybe you could translate?

RyukyuMike said...

Ryan,
Yea, they have some hard to understand dialects down that way but, right nice people. Maybe FishHawk could help with translatin.
Me watch History Channel, hah.
That's on TV, aint it ?
Mw watch TV ? Hah !

Nomadic Samuel said...

Gorgeous photo! :)

RyukyuMike said...

Nomadic Samuel,
Thank you.

Lei Nekojima said...

"SHIMAHIGIRI" Clerodendrum paniculatum /Pagoda Flower,Orange Tower Flower.⊂( ̄ω ̄*)  http://bit.ly/qA7iEo