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    Paniolo Monument

    Hawaiian Paniolo

    The Hawaiian cowboy, the paniolo, a word thought to have originated as a Hawaiianized pronunciation of español, like the mainland cowboy, learned their skills from Mexican vaqueros. Hawaiian King Kamehameha III brought these vaqueros over from California in 1832 to teach the cow herders how to handle their cattle. At that time California was still part of Mexico, and Hawaii was known as the Sandwich Islands. Although the word "Paniolo" is most widely accepted to be the Hawaiian rendition of the word "Espaniol", in actuality, that is not the case at all. "Paniolo" means, "To sit tall" or "To be full of pride"

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    1. annabellafranc [deleted] 97 months ago | reply

      amazing !

    2. Ki'i O' Kapa 97 months ago | reply

      GREAT shot! I think I found the model for it. It's alive and well in Kona, Hawaii.
      Kona Cow?

    3. MaxMak 97 months ago | reply

      Beautiful image!!! Great work!!!

    4. Traces in the Sand [deleted] 97 months ago | reply

      good shot. Quite intimidating from that angle.


    5. 'Max 97 months ago | reply

      wow, very nice! the subjact is awesome! 321

    6. jah~ 97 months ago | reply

      Super cool angle and perspective!

    7. *Ivan* 97 months ago | reply

      really good, 321

    8. Seriously Photographic (Jim) 96 months ago | reply

      I was beginning to wonder about your new Nikon and was going to suggest going back to the Sony camera. This photo is so very clear and lives up to the Nikon lens reputation for good resolution and clarity and also gives us more of your wonderful photographic creativity. Very cool!

    9. eye of einstein 96 months ago | reply

      Thanks Jim...I seriously wonder about this overly complicated,setting rich NIKON P1 too....I thik if I ever learn how to set it up and tweak it as others have it will be consistently crystal clear focus perfect exposures..

    10. nj dodge 96 months ago | reply

      Cool angle Alan. I didn't know it was a statue from the thumbnail and thought you may have had a problem after shooting this....

    11. ACPinho 96 months ago | reply

      Great angle, looks like the cow was moving to you

    12. Kris Kros 96 months ago | reply

      Love it, Alan.

    13. Jumpin Jiminy 96 months ago | reply

      Ah! My sun sign. Thanks

    14. konaboy 96 months ago | reply

      Perfect perspective, very cool work!

    15. Archer's Eye 96 months ago | reply

      nice atmosphere smoochy

    16. alohaunicorn 96 months ago | reply

      Wow! I saw you taking this! Very fabulous!

    17. ONE/MILLION 96 months ago | reply

      Wonderful angle and great colors! I love this photo !

    18. Mario M. 96 months ago | reply

      nice shot ... I like it

    19. ★ mewot ★ 96 months ago | reply

      love the perspective.
      love the color + lights!

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