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aloe vera
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Copyright: George Veltchev (mwmod99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 655 N: 3361] (14196)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-08-25
Categories: Bushveld
Camera: Canon 5D MKII, Sigma 70mm Macro
Exposure: f/16, 1/80 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-08-30 2:35
Viewed: 2665
Points: 10
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Aloe indica Royle
With their usually spiny leaves arranged in neat rosettes, and tall candle-like inflorescences in predominantly red and vibrant orange hues, aloes are increasingly sought after by gardeners and horticulturists, as they brighten up the dull winter landscape.
Aloes come in a variety of growth forms, from small miniatures to tall single-stemmed or branched trees,
while certain species even form large, tangled shrubs. The usually swollen and succulent leaves are more or less lance- or sword-shaped in outline and boat-shaped in cross-section. Leaves are arranged in terminal clusters (rosettes) and are armed along their margins with usually sharp, but sometimes soft, teeth.
In South Africa most aloes are also protected, with very few exceptions, by environmental legislation in all nine provinces. It is thus illegal to remove plants from their natural habitat without the necessary collecting and transport permits issued by a provincial or other nature conservation authority, and consent from the land owner.

Image taken in RAW, ISO200

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interesting abstract with the plant. good lighting, color tone and presentation. tfs.

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  • kabel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 61 W: 0 N: 95] (552)
  • [2012-08-30 8:30]

Hello, interesting presentation slightly off center which allows us to view the lines, texture, and patterns within the aloe. Excellent light management. Very beautiful.

Is it just me or have you become very artsy in your presentations. My daughter, a graphic artist, tells me that pictures such as this are not only pleasing, but they sell... and in your case they also teach. The combination of a calming green and the patterns together make for a superior image George...very nice sir.

the picture of very well processed, excellent composition and great tonal quality.
but i have some confusion about the ID, is this really Aloe indica Royle? or it is a Sisal/century plant?
thank you for a great picture
best wishes.

Love the composition and the frame.
Well done


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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2012-08-30 22:23]

Hello George,
Thakn You for Your opinion, You are right.
Excellent photo presentation of this Aloe indica, very nice composition, TFS!

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