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Whale's Tongue Agave

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 18 April 2016 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

The agave parryi is a compact rosette-forming succulent with broad, short, squared-off gray-green leaves which have prominent teeth and terminal spines. Something that looks painful to the touch.

What's interesting to note, and not noticed until I cropped the photo, was the "indentations" of the leaves and teeth from the lower leaves in the skins of the upper leaves. This was spotted on Coronado Island in California on August 15, 2012.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 110 157 mm (35mm equiv.)

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

Wow !! very great image. Good composition and focus. Great naturals patterns too. I like a lot.

18 Apr 2016 8:56am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

magnifique plante, sous un bel angle.)

18 Apr 2016 12:11pm

Martine from France

Attention, ça pique !

18 Apr 2016 12:49pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

very nice framing !

18 Apr 2016 1:29pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel cactus et épine quelle forme superbe image
Belle soirée

18 Apr 2016 3:19pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

That is a huge agave plant! The patterns of the teeth on the leaves is really interesting. A fabulous image!

18 Apr 2016 3:38pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Awesome! I love it!

18 Apr 2016 4:33pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I like how you captured the prickly end details.

18 Apr 2016 4:36pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful shapes and great details. A fine shot. :)

18 Apr 2016 5:26pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful image of this cool plant. I love seeing these in the desert.

18 Apr 2016 5:38pm

Alun from Elton, United Kingdom

Very nice detailed shot.

18 Apr 2016 5:41pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot
with beautiful angle, composition, colors & details!

18 Apr 2016 6:55pm

Moridi from Tehran, Iran

Nice shot. Well done.

18 Apr 2016 8:16pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

fine desert image

19 Apr 2016 2:55am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is a terrific shot.

19 Apr 2016 2:57am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

It looks like it has had stitches from major surgery. ;-)

19 Apr 2016 4:39am

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

This is a really fabulous agave ... The details of the teeth and the "identatations" of the next leaves are amazing. Great shot !!!!

20 Apr 2016 6:24pm

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