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Hen and Chicks

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 25 June 2013 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Hen and chicks is a common name for a group of small succulent plants belonging to the flowering plant family Crassulaceae, native to Europe and northern Africa. They grow close to the ground with leaves formed around each other in a rosette, and propagating by offsets. The "hen" is the main plant, and the "chicks" are the offspring, which start as tiny buds on the main plant and soon sprout their own roots, taking up residence close to the mother plant. Spotted here is a close-up of the "hen."

Photo captured June 23, 2013.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 200 85 mm

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Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Wonderfully detailed frame.

25 Jun 2013 6:38am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Beautiful detail. Have a nice day.

25 Jun 2013 7:04am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Stunning detail and clarity!

25 Jun 2013 8:35am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Remarkable detailing Steve.

25 Jun 2013 9:39am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Very beautiful framing with great texture and superb tones !

25 Jun 2013 10:20am

tataray from france, France

Un nom très sympathique, que tu lui donnes.
Chez moi on la nomme : Joubarbe.
Une belle plante qui pousse sans problème.)

25 Jun 2013 12:21pm

franz from Baden, Austria

fantastic closeup look at the hen - and i think i can see some chicks, too !!!

25 Jun 2013 12:24pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

so beauty details
well done

25 Jun 2013 2:10pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful color and detail! One of my favorite plants!

25 Jun 2013 5:32pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I love this point of view - it shows not only texture but symmetry.

25 Jun 2013 6:01pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

A fantastic shot of this hen ... and I like all of her little 'sticky fingers'. ;D

25 Jun 2013 6:06pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

Superb close up, seems to be the scene they try to emulate when a new spaceship
is in the movie, love the beautiful light !~

25 Jun 2013 6:57pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Spectacular framing! Great POV and light used for the photograph.

25 Jun 2013 7:35pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Stunning shot, lovely detail, you can see every little hair

25 Jun 2013 10:04pm

Abena from Illinois, United States

Well it certainly is beautiful, especially the form and the tiny hairs on top. It's excellently seen!

25 Jun 2013 11:17pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

hahaha ... I didn't know that name, I thought I would see a hen and chicks :-))) Beautiful closeup ... the colors and details are wonderful !!!

25 Jun 2013 11:33pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


25 Jun 2013 11:58pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Very nice. I would love to find one of these plants to explore.

26 Jun 2013 12:06am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful shot of this plant. Love the colors and detail.

26 Jun 2013 12:25am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Interesting plant. Lots of nice detail.

26 Jun 2013 12:31am

RBL from Oxford, United States

Beautiful close-up full of details ... love the colors!

26 Jun 2013 1:00am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

We have those in our garden. One of the plants I have never photographed. I didn't realize how beautiful they are. That is an excellent shot.

26 Jun 2013 4:23am

L'angevine from Angers, France

intéressant détails

26 Jun 2013 7:09am

Josep from Barcelona, Spain

Great details and wonderful explosion of colors. Great macro!

26 Jun 2013 2:23pm