Thumb of 2015-11-20/rocklady/1f5567@rocklady submitted this image in the Specific Plants: Cacti and Succulents category of the The 2015 All Things Plants Photo Contest.

rocklady added a caption:Burro's Tail
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Dec 9, 2015 10:27 PM CST
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Raises cows Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Texas Plant Identifier
The neighbors' jenny is visiting, but her tail isn't this cute. This category has so many weird, wonderful plants with exotic and colorful blooms and all of them seem to lend themselves to taking good photographs. I starred so many. I don't even remember which three in the category finally got my three votes. I think if I voted every other day, it probably wouldn't be the same ones. The black background here really makes the detail pop!
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Dec 10, 2015 8:32 AM CST
Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
Daylilies Region: Florida Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Master Level
Thank You! @needrain This plant resides in our sun room and it is difficult to photograph plants there because of "clutter" that detracts from the plant. We have solved this problem by purchasing a canvas and painting it black to use as a background....unfortunately we can't carry this around for the outside photographs!
Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

"The moving hand writes and having writ moves on. Neither all thy piety nor all thy wit can lure it back to cancel half a line nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." The Rubiyat by Omar Khayyam
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Dec 10, 2015 8:52 AM CST
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Raises cows Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Texas Plant Identifier
I gave up long ago even attempting to avoid clutter Smiling . I'm cluttered, so that's just the way of it. I'm mostly only inclined to attempt a photo when things are outside. I've tried in the past to rig up a solid background for taking photos, but anything heavy enough to stay put in the wind is too heavy and bulky to move around! I'm lucky if the clouds and sun and wind coordinate together long enough to take a photo most of the time, so I just quit worrying about it. A photo like this makes me want to try again, but I'll get over it Big Grin .
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Dec 10, 2015 8:57 AM CST
Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
Daylilies Region: Florida Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Master Level
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing @needrain I have trouble outside because every time I look outside and there is no wind and I grab my camera, the wind is suddenly blowing. It's hard to get a closeup of a flower that is blowing in the wind!
Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

"The moving hand writes and having writ moves on. Neither all thy piety nor all thy wit can lure it back to cancel half a line nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." The Rubiyat by Omar Khayyam
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Dec 10, 2015 9:03 PM CST
Name: Suga
Coastal South Carolina (Zone 8b)
Bee Lover Garden Ideas: Master Level
rocklady said: Thank You! @needrain This plant resides in our sun room and it is difficult to photograph plants there because of "clutter" that detracts from the plant. We have solved this problem by purchasing a canvas and painting it black to use as a background....unfortunately we can't carry this around for the outside photographs!


What a great idea.... It really makes your plant stand out beautifully! I might have to borrow this idea myself Thumbs up
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