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This Aloe polyphylla sits on a hillside at the University of California, Berkeley Botanic Garden. It is nearly 1 meter wide.
Taken January 27, 2005.
Great abstract shot Patrick, love the crop and the clarity of the shot.
Brilliantly seen and captured. Click. Ali.
Excellent abstract shot!! perfectly done,well taken..
Nice abstract shot
Like everyones already said, great abstract shot.
1m across, don't need a macro lens then )
ah, isn't nature wonderful. nicely captured.
Thanks! This is such a great plant and I definitely did not need a macro lens, more like a wide angle lens! The camera lens was at eye level looking straight down.
Stunning - love the shape and details - fills the frame well.
just jumped out at me, striking colour and composition. clicked
Well seen, Patrick. Congrats on the HC. Click
Beautiful shapes and colours - a great image.
Superb patterns and colour, Patrick.
Initially thought this one was a Photoshopped spectacular!
Like a magic eye pic!
Great - love it
Excellent composition with natural "highlight" effects of the beautiful colours.
By far your best shot,It's great!
Thanks for the HC and all the nice words! I didn't do much to it in PS. Just cropped it and increased overall saturation by about 10%. I did take about 10 photos and chose the best one.
Great shot very eye catching.
Great shot, love the patterns, well framed. Click. Paul
And 30 This one draws the eye around and in forever. Like the painting feel to it too.
Lovely graphic shoot, well balanced and very sharp. ........click
Awesome detail and pattern - looks like one of my fractals - BUT THIS IS REAL!!.
fantastic pattern, makes my head swirl, well deserved HC
great detail beautiful pattern shot
Great shot Patrick - loads of impact.
Nice shot. Love the pattern.
Excellent natural symmetry, well done.
Very well done, a really eye-catching image.
Outstanding shot. Crisp detail and wonderful pattern, well seen
Fantastic shot. I too thought it had been worked digitally. Well taken.
Well - I wish I'd have taken it...damm
Yes, it is all natural. Here is a link to a plant database and its photo.
http :// hortiplex.gardenweb.com/plants/p1/gw1043027.html (Cut and paste it into the browser and remove the spaces)
Ian, I wish I had taken half the photos on this website, so you're not alone!
Stunning image, Superb.
Very well seen. Click.
Excellent shot Well Done
great shot well done click
Excellent. Stands out a mile in the thumbnails.
Just stunning. Fantastic colours and sharpness.Welcome to EPZ
Great work. Love these shots.
Wow! that's one giant succulent! Well taken.
superb detailsss ! i can see u r too goood in takin pics of plants. well done patrick
Absolutely gorgeous abstract, Patrick
Thanks for all the comments. This has taught me a good lesson, but I still have a lot to learn when I look at the works of so many people who contribute to the website!
This is great - would look great as a big poster
How did I miss this ?
Such a strong image and pattern. Great work!
This was made by nature?? Fantastic.
And a fantastic shot.
Outstanding. Sharp, crisp and beautiful saturated colours. This Aloe only occurs on the highlands of Lesotho, Southern Africa and is on the Red Data list for endangered flora. It is targeted by plant poachers - one can see why.
Great photo. Crisp, clean and great colour.
Great image. Nice colours etc.
Well seen pattern. Nick.
Thanks for looking in. I think this will be in the EPZ book.
How did I miss this one.....Beautiful!
Will look for this when the book arrives...
Have a good weekend, Paddie.....Suzan
Thanks Suzan! I can't wait to see the book too.
Hey Patrick, have you tried converting this into B&W? I think it would be an awesome conversion!!!
Thanks David, I'll have to try that out.
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