05 April 2010

Aloe flower, Nyika Plateau, Malawi

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Aloe spp. flowering on a rock outcrop among grasslands on the Nyika Plateau, northern Malawi.
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Paul said...

Just a suggestion if you can manage it (but take it from where it's coming from!). It would be helpful, useful, instructional, whatever, if you could give the technical details of the photo, e.g., camera body, lens, shutter speed, etc. and any type of technical anecdotal comment, e.g., how this shot have been done differently, etc.

My thoughts only.

Barbara said...

A flowering, healing plant ... very nice! One guy here says it looks like an alien plant, while I think it looks like a strange bird peeking from its 'different' nest. Whatever floats one's boat I guess, eh? Magnificent job as always ... sincerely ;-0

Zhoen said...

'Alo, 'alo.


Odd critter, ain't it?

pohanginapete said...

Paul, I have some reservations about including those details, as I wouldn't like viewers to be distracted by the technical stuff (which for web viewing is mostly meaningless except where it might affect depth of field or motion). However, I guess I'm quibbling, so I'll try to remember to add those details and will see how it goes. Thanks for the suggestion.

Barbara, now you've pointed out those ways of seeing, I can see both. It's always intriguing to learn what others see. Thanks :^)

Zhoen, :^D Odd indeed.

Paul said...

Pete, don't sweat it; I understand that this is not to be a 'techy' blog, but rather more just for the artistry and better that way. I appreciate, though, your desire to please -- speaks well of you! But you have enough on your hands already just taking, commenting on and posting these wonderful pics.

pohanginapete said...

Thanks for the understanding, Paul. I'll try to remember to post the basic info, and trust that most viewers will focus on the result rather than what it was made with ;^)