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Butterfly Agave

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 12 April 2021 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

The short-growing plant forms an interesting symmetrical rosette and well-defined leaves reaching one to two feet tall and two feet wide. It is usually stem-less and solitary in its growth habit. Butterfly agave has small, attractive leaves with reddish spines along the edges and a terminal spine. The species offers variations in its leaf shape, size, and color. After about ten years, in fall or winter months, it produces a ten- to fifteen-foot tall flower spike with a panicle of light green flowers tinged with red bracts. Spotted at the Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago, Illinois.

Photo captured February 2, 2019.

NIKON D7000 1/60 second F/5.6 ISO 400 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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lisl from Winsley, United Kingdom

This particular Agave makes a very striking image, Steven. Have you ever seen one in flower?

12 Apr 2021 5:06am

rem_la from Villiers, France


12 Apr 2021 5:34am

Siepi from Zemst, Belgium

Very nice with the lining of the green colors, the detils of the thorns, 5*

12 Apr 2021 6:34am

Gérard Flayol from Château-Gombert, Marseille, France

Well framed for a graphic picture !

12 Apr 2021 7:15am

jean pierre from Paris, France

bon cadrage!

12 Apr 2021 7:28am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Beautiful green abstract is this agave

12 Apr 2021 7:29am

Marie from Villages du Lac de Paladru, France

Lovely colors and details for this natural star

12 Apr 2021 7:53am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

beautiful capture of this plant with its symmetry and lovely varigations

12 Apr 2021 8:24am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Beautiful capture and colors!

12 Apr 2021 8:47am

Maryse from bordeaux, Denmark

Jolie plongée dans le coeur de cette plante... mais attention aux épines !!!
Bonne journée Steven

12 Apr 2021 9:06am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

very nice green

12 Apr 2021 9:17am

P-TER from Roeselare, Belgium

It's a blast of green!
Beautiful photo.

12 Apr 2021 9:49am

Willy from Belgium

de jolies tonalités dans cette belle image Steven

une plante que nous ne connaissons pas

bon début de semaine

12 Apr 2021 9:58am

helys from Paris, France


12 Apr 2021 10:32am

Florence from Bretagne, France

Impressive and gorgeous!

12 Apr 2021 11:58am

Rose from United States

This is a really cool shot!

12 Apr 2021 12:01pm

Jerry OX from Lyon, France

Bonjour , voila une plante si particulière, verdâtre cet belle que la rétine se régale !

12 Apr 2021 12:36pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

this is like a piece of art!

12 Apr 2021 1:17pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Looks beautiful...spanning out like this!!! And thank you for the nice information :)))

12 Apr 2021 2:32pm

Jean-Louis Guianvarc'h from Valence d'Albigeois, France

Magnifique graphisme!

12 Apr 2021 2:33pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Beautifully photographed, fine details and beautiful light colors.

12 Apr 2021 2:54pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

super ce graphisme

12 Apr 2021 4:00pm

Ray. B from Charentes-Poitou, France

Ton cadrage est toujours une merveille.
Magnifiques détails, mais ouille ... on ne touche pas !... :))

12 Apr 2021 5:28pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful frame, colors & graphics!

12 Apr 2021 6:36pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Excellent shot of this beautiful plant.

12 Apr 2021 6:43pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

it's like a graphic design image

love, love

12 Apr 2021 6:55pm

Hootin' Anni from United States

Like a kaleidescope!! Love the perspective.

12 Apr 2021 6:57pm

yo from Entre Seine et Loire, France

Belle prise de la rosette de la plante !

12 Apr 2021 7:29pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Beautiful colors in these agave leaves.

12 Apr 2021 10:31pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

Fabulous image! I love the leaves. They are so pretty. Amazing that it takes so long for it to bloom!

13 Apr 2021 12:59am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

the full frame composition allows us to appreciate the natural forms without distractions

13 Apr 2021 1:42am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is a beautiful agave. Amazing.

13 Apr 2021 2:25am

Diane from Parksville, Canada

I've always found it fascinating that it takes so long for them to 'bloom' with that long spike. Mother Nature has so many unique plants, each with its own purpose. Nicely captured.

13 Apr 2021 4:27am

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

Beautiful! Wonderful close up composition with excellent detail. I love how the Agave fills the frame entirely.

13 Apr 2021 6:37am

Remus from Portugal

With thorns so prominent, it looks like a carnivorous plant.
Fantastic details and the symmetrical rosette is very well highlighted.

13 Apr 2021 2:50pm

jeanmadis from Chonburi, Thailand

Magnifique spécimen, une belle plante qui porte bien son nom.

14 Apr 2021 1:38am

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful closeup. Amazing details. :)

14 Apr 2021 4:45pm

omar from Hamburg, Germany


15 Apr 2021 4:34pm