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Week 8 – Technical - One Shot

Week 8 – Technical - One Shot


Lion's Tail


The brief for this week was as follows;

Technical – One Shot: Imagine that it is the last frame on a roll of film, and you have to nail it. For this challenge only take one shot. No deleting, no 2nd shot. The honor system is in play.


For this week I looked close to home for a shot due to workload. After wandering around the garden for a few days I found a subject and waited until I got the late afternoon light I was after for my capture.


This succulent is known by many names including Foxtail, Swans's Neck, Elephant's trunk, Century plant, Dragon tree and many others. However it's probably most well know as Lion's Tail. It's scientific name is Agave attenuate and it's extremely hardy and loves full Sun. They flower after about 10 years or so but these are only about half that age.


I love the patterns created by the shape of the leaves and the texture on their surface. The late afternoon sun has added a really nice soft glow, especially on the backs of some of the leaves.

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Taken on February 21, 2017