Rainbow violet

A Rainbow over the road in North Kohala, Hawaii
A Phalaenopsis orchid in Hawaii
A Japanese white-eye on a Japanese aloe flower

The seventh and final installment of my rainbow colors in response to Becky’s April Squares challenge theme of ‘Bright.’ (See more responses here.) ‘Violet’ also happens to be this week’s Sunday Stills challenge theme, which is what gave me the rainbow series idea in the first place. (See more responses here.)

My last rainbow spans the main highway to North Kohala. This is a good spot to see rainbows in the afternoon. It’s cloudy and wet toward Kohala Mountain on the right, sunny and dry down by the coast on the left.

This phalaenopsis orchid falls somewhere in the violet/purple range. This was another instance where I looked up the official RGB color values for violet and found quite a range of possibilities.

The final photo has a Japanese white-eye sampling the good things on offer in a Japanese aloe flower, backed up by a bold and bright splash of violet bougainvillea flowers.

23 thoughts on “Rainbow violet

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      1. Marsha

        Thanks for sharing the link, Graham. I love when friends do that! I’m glad I didn’t have to decide which to print! It seems where plants and animals come together, we usually focus on the animals. I don’t know why that is, maybe because they move and offer the element of surprise that a plant alone can’t do.

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        1. Graham Post author

          I’m always excited to get good photos of birds, because their tendency to hop away or fly off makes them tricky. When I was looking for violet photos, I thought of the one on the wall (eventually!) and found this one, taken at the same time.

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