Gone to See Hawaii. Big Island Photography Workshop with Thom Hogan. Day 2: Kailua Kona and Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau National Historic Park.
I took this image of a small yellow bird in a palm tree while attending a workshop with Thom Hogan in Hawaii. Ultimately, I identified the bird as a Saffron Finch — which is not native to Hawaii. Later in the morning we went to a beach to work on an assignment to find something interesting and photograph it. We spent the afternoon till sunset at Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau National Historic Park. Lizard (Gecko?), Tiki, Green Turtles, and Sunset.
Gone to See Hawaii. Big Island Photography Workshop with Thom Hogan. Day 1: Kailua Kona.
After checking into our hotel, a few of us walked down to the beach for sunset. I hoped to see the “Green Flash” like I did the last time I was in Hawaii. The conditions were not right, but I did get some good sunset images. I processed these images using newer, current tools. You can see earlier versions here.
Gone to See Hawaii. Big Island Photography Workshop with Thom Hogan. Day 2: Kona.
Saffron Finch in a Palm Tree outside the hotel in Kona. Image taken with a Nikon D2xs camera and 80-400 mm VR lens (ISO 400, 400 mm, f/8, 1/640 sec). Introduced to Hawaii by man from South America in the 1960’s. Now well established.