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Firstly, a big thankyou to Ken (franken), Dave (WhiteRose1) and Ed (Glostopcat) for their User Awards on my lupins.

The spectacular ornamental Aloe Arborescens is a large dense succulent shrub growing to 9ft tall by an equal spread. It has striking fiery coral-red flower spikes that rise 2ft above the foliage. The flowers are tubular, borne on a densely clustered pendant. The large, thick, fleshy lance-shaped leaves grow in a whorl or rosette, and have a sharp apex and a spiny margin, heavily barbed with lime green teeth.
Also known as candelabra aloe, Krantz Aloe, octopus plant and tree aloe.

In Brazil, a humble monk named Romano Zago has uncovered a powerful yet simple cure for cancer based on just three ingredients, one of them being whole Aloe Arborescens (not just the gel, but the whole leaf, including the skin and the sap). This Aloe cure works to help reverse not just cancer, but has been used to strengthen the bodyís immune system, and is a potent remedy for over 100 types of illnesses, including cancer, diabetes, depression and obesity. However we are not talking about just any kind of Aloe plant. Romano Zago stated ďRecent studies administered by the Palatinin Salzano Venezia Institute in Italy have discovered that Aloe Arborescens is 200% richer in medicinal substances than Aloe vera and contains more than 70% of anti-cancerogenous properties (active ingredients) as opposed to Aloe vera, which contains 40% of these properties".
Hippocrates, father of modern medicine, used at least 14 different formulas containing aloe, 2400 years ago.
Alexander the Great was exhorted by his teacher Aristotle to conquer the island of Succotra where a rare plant called Aloe succotrina grew, so he could have aloe for his soldiers. At least thatís the story thatís been handed down. This early Mediterranean variety of aloe was known to be so potent that Alexander never left on a military mission without hauling a whole forest of the plants with him.
It is also uprooted and hung over doorways to ward off evil.
Pamela.

Camera:Canon Powershot SX30 IS
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:11mm
Aperture:f/4
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:-0.3 step
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:AP
Metering Mode:pattern
Flash:no flash
White Balance:manual
Title:Torch Aloe
Username:pamelajean pamelajean
Uploaded:27 Aug 2012 - 11:25 AM
Tags:Aloaceae, Aloe arborescens, Aloe succotrina, Asphodeloideae, Candelabra plant, Deer-horn cactus, Digitally manipulated, Flowers & plants, Krantz aloe, Octopus aloe, Tree aloe, Xanthorrhoeaceae
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zapar40
zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 11:27 AM

such beautiful colours, your seperation for the background is super, excellent work.
ant.

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posty57
posty57  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 11:30 AM

An amazing story, but what a spectacular image..... !!!

Barry

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mrswoolybill
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27 Aug 2012 - 11:30 AM

Knew this would be yours. This and the last upload have an amazing clean clarity, magical.
Moira

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 11:34 AM

Definitely yours without a doubt - the background colours work so well.
Beautifully detailed capture Pamela SmileSmile
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Joline
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27 Aug 2012 - 11:42 AM

So very beautiful with that fabulous background setting them off to perfection!

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Franko59
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27 Aug 2012 - 11:55 AM

Nice1 ,,,regards IanSmile

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 - 12:01 PM

Striking capture and great narrative, Pamela.

P.

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NaturesHaven
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27 Aug 2012 - 12:19 PM

Another WOW factor image.....these are so colourful........brightens up a rather dull day weather wise........GrinGrinGrin

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netta1234
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27 Aug 2012 - 12:21 PM

Just dont know what to say,But if this would be mine I would be verry proud of it.
It is Brilliant and the same goes to the Background,
NettaSmile

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CaroleS
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27 Aug 2012 - 12:32 PM

A lovely vibrant image with superb clarity. Terrific impact of the really nice kindSmileSmileSmile
Carole

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Irishkate
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27 Aug 2012 - 12:33 PM

Lovely composition of an image shouting impact.
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Badgerfred
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27 Aug 2012 - 12:46 PM

Super image Pamela, excellent colour and detail,
Fred.

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RonnieAG
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27 Aug 2012 - 1:30 PM

A beautiful image of this exotic flower and backed up by such an extensive and informative narrative.
Ronnie.

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cabbie
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27 Aug 2012 - 1:41 PM

Yet another cracking image well done

Bob

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 1:43 PM

Stunning colours and details.

Ann

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 33120 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 1:46 PM

A photograph crammed to rafters with magnificent electrifying colour, which certainly gave my eyes a wonderful jolt of something so very special.

Regards Nathan

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mikbee
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27 Aug 2012 - 1:58 PM

They never mentioned this plant when I watched Colin Farrell playing Alexander in that film I watched the other night Pamela.It was all sex and violence with no mention of any plants.Perhaps they did but I probably missed that bit !!
A well coloured shot.
Mick.

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gary_d
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27 Aug 2012 - 2:18 PM

Beautiful colour and clarity against a perfect background. - gary

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franken
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27 Aug 2012 - 2:30 PM

Wonderful image and an interesting story to go with it Pamela.

Ken

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JohnChambersPhotography

Lovely background, great detail, superb.

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Ade_Osman
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27 Aug 2012 - 4:31 PM

Stunning colours Pamela.....One for this months EPZ compo perhaps.

Ade

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crookymonsta
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27 Aug 2012 - 4:38 PM

Stunning image, Pamela, and very interesting information with it too. I can add to that, having been given one of these plants by a colleague from California almost 40 years ago - I still have one growing from that original plant to this day. She simply called it a 'burn plant' and as I had no idea what it was I had it identified by the RHS in the late 1970's, who advised me that the gel had been used successfully to treat radiation burns. I have used it on burns on numerous occasions, including chemical burns and, memorably, a two-year old's fingers which had found their way into a treacle steamed pudding straight from the pot. The doctors at the hospital couldn't believe how quickly his fingers healed and I ended up having to take them a plant. Mine has never flowered so it's lovely to see one that is.
Sandra

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 5:00 PM

A superb image of this beautiful aloe, Pamela. Here in Crete there are many aloes, and are often used medicinally, particularly if you have a cut or abrasion. Break off a piece of aloe, and rub it on the cut/abrasion, and it heals in no time. Carol

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27 Aug 2012 - 5:12 PM

Your floral images Pamela always have that indefinable something extra. This composition is a real pleasure to view.

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EMJAYCEE
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27 Aug 2012 - 5:15 PM

A miracle plant Pamela and your image is excellent.
Joan.

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WhiteRose1
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27 Aug 2012 - 5:32 PM

The clarity and colour is unbelievable, Pamela. Amazing image and amazing info.

Dave

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taggart
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27 Aug 2012 - 5:33 PM

This is a miraculous plant and your images does it justice-- i like the gradient for the bg!

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bricurtis
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27 Aug 2012 - 5:44 PM

Such striking rich colours that project so well from the bg. Interesting narrative too Pamela.
Brian.

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Glostopcat
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27 Aug 2012 - 6:09 PM

Such beautiful vivid colours and exceptional clarity Pamela. Your narrative is fascinating and most informative

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TrevBatWCC
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27 Aug 2012 - 7:52 PM

Yes, wonderful and colourful, Pamela, just the thing on a very wet, grey and dismal day like today Wink
Trev Smile

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27 Aug 2012 - 7:59 PM

Beautiful 1st class shot Pamela. What fantastic colours. Great piece of info.

Jane

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annettep38
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27 Aug 2012 - 8:30 PM

a floral bonfire, reminds me of rockets rising in the sky.
One for a poster you want to look at in winter

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pamelajean
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27 Aug 2012 - 9:22 PM

BARRY: Thankyou so much for your User Award.
SANDRA: Burn Plant sounds very appropriate, and I am so glad you put it to the test, successfully.
CAROL: So you already know about the aloe's medicinal properties, greatGrin.

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27 Aug 2012 - 11:31 PM

A stunning image Pam,superb background and a great write up,well done..Lin

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2012 - 8:03 AM

Fantastic capture Pamela along with a very informative Narrative
Jim

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28 Aug 2012 - 9:08 AM

STUNNING SHOT! Pamela really bowled over with this image
but what's new your photography is always so beautiful to view
and your write up most helpful..perfection all the way
Lillian

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xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2012 - 10:39 AM

How amazing! Beautiful image, excellent writing up, so glad to know.The colour and clarity is superb, the background is beautiful.. anther stunning work, Pamela.

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AnnJ
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28 Aug 2012 - 5:31 PM

This is such a beautiful image....I just love the colours and the detail is excellent. It is an image one can happily look at again and again. Ann.

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28 Aug 2012 - 6:10 PM

Great GREAT image Pam'.

John Smile

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Gerryrys  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2012 - 7:51 PM

Truly superb. Grin

Gerry

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ChiliMan
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29 Aug 2012 - 12:41 PM

What amazing things!!! Your photography and presentation of them are, as always, extraordinary, Pamela.

Love the info too - thanks for that Smile

Andrew

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ChristineD
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29 Aug 2012 - 11:22 PM

very beautiful with a fabulous background

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
30 Aug 2012 - 10:40 AM

I continue to be impressed with each your new work! They are as always on top! BravoSmile
Regards Valery

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
30 Aug 2012 - 1:36 PM

Interesting I use Aloe Vera every day to counteract problems from over thirty years of medication, some side effects can almost drive you mad so not surprised to hear your detailed commentary, good presentation colours and details, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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evelen
evelen  9 England
31 Aug 2012 - 6:38 PM

stunning flower shot.wonderful work .
eve.Smile

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LynneJoyce
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1 Sep 2012 - 6:30 AM

Lovely image with a stunning background (how did you achieve that?) and a fascinating commentary. At the insistence of our gardener- lovely man with distinct hippie tendencies - we have Aloes in our Spanish garden and I was delighted to see the gorgeous flowers on our Spring visit. Now, thanks to your info, I have to research how to use them medicinally.

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Rende
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2 Sep 2012 - 1:53 PM

That background is lovely and the info really interesting; excellent image.
Rende

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