Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Monochromatic Agave Blooms

Here is a black and white photo of the delicate cluster of blooms on the blue agave stalk.

Each of these blooms can drop to the ground and grow cactus.

It takes many blooms because it is hard for a cactus to grow. There is the extreme heat in the desert and the ground is very hard so many seedlings do not make it.

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7 comments:

Sharon said...

Another interesting close up.

Halcyon said...

So simple. A perfect photo for black & white.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

You mentioned the difficulty of the seeds taking hold. In addition to the seeds, these plants propagate by sending out pups, as when one agave dies, here are usually about a half dozen small agaves growing out from underneath it.

Memphis MOJO said...

I like the B&W effect, nice job.

glenda said...

The black and white is really neat.

Boom Nisanart said...

Stunning photo


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JM said...

They look beautiful even in b&w! Great composition.

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