over aloe

over aloe

posted on: February 12, 2006

Canon 300D | 1/500 sec | f/2.2 | ISO-100 | 50mm

© 2009 Zachary Doob

this is the flower of an aloe plant. a stalk shoots up into the air and these drooping flowers bud at the end. i shot this at the botanical gardens, but you can see these in many yards.

thanks for the amazing response to the previous image. i have a few more shots from that day that i plan to post at some point. there was a bit of a feud between the ospreys and the herons, so the sky was alive with action. unfortunately i didn't snag any photos of the two species together, but there are a few heron shots i really dig.

check out this shot.