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The Softer Side of Spiky

Posted by
Larry Lefever (Lititz, United States) on 14 September 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Don't know the Latin for this thing. We just call it a spike plant. It's in a large pot along our walkway and every Fall we bring it into the garage for the Winter. For the next 4 or 5 months we don't do anything to it. No light, no water ... nothing. And every Spring we bring it back outside, just as healthy as when we took it in. The things kind of bullet-proof.

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Su from Singapore, Singapore

perfect macro and nice shot!

14 Sep 2010 5:36am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

You get right to the point with this image, don't you. I'm so glad your plant is bullet proof. You never know what kind of mad man could come in the side door and shoot up the garage. (Gorgeous shot!)

14 Sep 2010 5:43am

@Bettina: Actually, come fall we're under constant threat from marauding bands of mice. High on cheese and armed with automatic weapons ... trust me, you don't want to get in their face.

Lougris from Toulouse, France

des brins d'herbe, comme des rayons de soleil verts !!! sublime !! 5*

14 Sep 2010 8:00am

danou-yepa from Nice, France

sublime macro , so so sweet in colors and light !!!! amazing !

14 Sep 2010 9:00am

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Wonderful soft and dreamy capture!

14 Sep 2010 10:30am

csongor from Budapest, Hungary

relaxing colors, the focal point is interesting as it is driving the viewer attention to the spot and don't let it escape

14 Sep 2010 12:17pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Nobody is like you Larry when we talk about these the tiniest things ;) Perfection .
That plant is really good-nature character ! Very independent :)

14 Sep 2010 12:44pm

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

Soft and pretty!

14 Sep 2010 8:27pm

mhel from Puerto Princessa, Philippines

very soft even it is spiky..nice the toning....

15 Sep 2010 3:07am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

beautifully composed! lovely focus on the tip of the leaf!

15 Sep 2010 3:48am

Manola from Bassens, France

very, very beautiful....;-)))))

17 Sep 2010 5:41am

Marzia from ., Italy

wow, awesome!!

17 Sep 2010 7:27am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Lovely to see this image on a Spotlight Color Page !

19 Sep 2010 7:52pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Congratulations on the Colour Spotlight!
What a gorgeous image this is! Bravo

19 Sep 2010 11:48pm

Betsy Barron from Philadelphia, PA, United States

did you steal this from the Apple desktop wallpapers?? ha ha - just kidding.. this rocks!! and you should market it to Apple for just that purpose!

21 Sep 2010 1:59am

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Great pattern... I'm agree with Mariana - nobody is like you in presenting this kind of details :)

22 Sep 2010 5:17am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium


4 Feb 2011 12:43pm