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Desert Plants

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Offline Schroeder

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Desert Plants
« on: June 21, 2015, 11:00:44 AM »
Does anyone else like to photograph desert plants? Dead or alive, they make the desert that much more intriguing.







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Re: Desert Plants
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2015, 01:36:26 PM »
The dead grass surrounded by rocks just says big bend to me. What kind of plant is in the second picture? Looks like  lech, but it has thorns along the spears. Is this still film or digital?

I love taking pics of agave, especially if some of it has decayed down to the fibers.

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Re: Desert Plants
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2015, 01:55:00 PM »
the second plant is Hectia Texensis, it's the only member of the pineapple family that occurs in the Trans Pecos.

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Re: Desert Plants
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2015, 09:23:48 PM »
the second plant is Hectia Texensis, it's the only member of the pineapple family that occurs in the Trans Pecos.
Thanks! I remember reading something about that at the judge Roy bean exhibit in langtry (where all my desert flora knowledge comes from). Not sure if I remember ever seeing it in bb.

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Re: Desert Plants
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2015, 06:54:28 AM »
This is digital. Decaying plants are great.







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Re: Desert Plants
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2015, 06:57:43 AM »
There are also great little scenes I really enjoy






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Re: Desert Plants
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2015, 09:04:14 AM »
Does anyone else like to photograph desert plants? Dead or alive, they make the desert that much more intriguing.

You're certainly not alone...Dead or alive, they make BBNP the fascinating place it is. And I don't consider myself a morbid person  :icon_lol:
« Last Edit: June 22, 2015, 03:34:37 PM by Andreas »
"Any time you're throwin dirt you're losin ground."

Cormac McCarthy, No Country for Old Men

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Re: Desert Plants
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2015, 02:45:13 PM »
Glad to see others like the plants like I do.







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Re: Desert Plants
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2015, 06:59:46 PM »
One of my personal favorites....

Not all those who wander are lost.
J.R.R. Tolkien

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Re: Desert Plants
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2015, 08:29:01 PM »
Schroeder: That first tableau is great!

BK: I'll bite. What is that blooming plant?

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Re: Desert Plants
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2015, 08:33:23 PM »
  saw this in the Chisos

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Re: Desert Plants
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2015, 08:40:20 PM »
Schroeder: That first tableau is great!

BK: I'll bite. What is that blooming plant?

Geezer

Dichromanthus cinnabarinus - A wild Texas orchid commonly known as Scarlet Ladies' Tresses. It's found in small isolated pockets in Big Bend
« Last Edit: June 23, 2015, 06:18:37 PM by badknees »
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Re: Desert Plants
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2015, 09:05:43 PM »






Like I said.... I really like to photograph desert plants
Scott

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Re: Desert Plants
« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2015, 09:10:32 PM »
I think I am catching on...


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Re: Desert Plants
« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2015, 06:01:51 PM »
Great thread, thanks schroeder.

 


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