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Hens and Chicks

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 15 June 2015 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Hens 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 200 157 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I remember I used to grow these as a child . . fond memories.

15 Jun 2015 5:06am

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

Very beautiful colors & details! Thanks for the description!

15 Jun 2015 9:19am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Belle composition et détails de cette magnifique joubarbe.)

15 Jun 2015 9:33am

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Ha ha, funny! I always say that the world of the names of plants is extraordinary.
It's a nice image

15 Jun 2015 10:27am

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Splendid composition.:-)

15 Jun 2015 10:45am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Beautiful light, patterns and textures.

15 Jun 2015 11:36am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

Had a large collection of cacti and succulents about 15 years ago which numbered
about 85. This is a superb grouping and great pov.

15 Jun 2015 12:03pm

Carol from Leamington, Canada

Yes, I agree with Phil.... a superb grouping, love the name of these succulents... the full frame really gives a delightful view! Excellent, as usual!!

15 Jun 2015 12:35pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France


15 Jun 2015 12:52pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Beautiful patterns and shapes from this point of view

15 Jun 2015 6:29pm

Patrick M. from Lille, France

Very nice succulent - nice shape and color

15 Jun 2015 6:54pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot
with beautiful frame, colors, lighting & details!
L O V E L Y !

15 Jun 2015 8:28pm

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

Excellent composition filling the frame with the plants.

15 Jun 2015 8:32pm

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Very beautiful details and lovely colors! Well done.

15 Jun 2015 10:08pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

What a proud hen with all her chicks!

15 Jun 2015 10:17pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

A wonderful group of these beautiful plants ... the shapes and details are fabulous !!

15 Jun 2015 10:43pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is beautifully shot. Hens and Chicks are a must for every garden.

16 Jun 2015 12:48am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

One of my favorite plants! Gorgeous color and detail! I love how the reproduce! A fabulous image!

16 Jun 2015 1:22am

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful image of these lovely plants. Great details in the closeup of Hens. :)

16 Jun 2015 2:38am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle plante quel enroulement dans le coeur superbe
Un grand merci et belle journée

16 Jun 2015 3:46am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


16 Jun 2015 7:39am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Love the shapes, the sharp details and the contrast of colours!

16 Jun 2015 12:09pm

Julie L. Brown, Photobirder from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

These are attractive plants. I like how you filled the frame.

16 Jun 2015 1:09pm

fereshteh. from Iran

Excellent .

21 Jun 2015 5:55pm

Josep from Barcelona, Spain

Impressive closeup and framing !!! Stunning natural patterns and great sharpness !!

25 Jun 2015 10:02pm

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