Sunday, April 26, 2009

It's a palm, it's a succulent, it's a...

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Actully I haven't the faintest idea what this is, but I find it's bottle brush appearance quite striking. It reminds me of a porcupine, or at least how a porcupine might look if it were a tree. I think it's some type of palm, but my googling hasn't turned up anything even remotely similar, so I can't be sure. Heck, I can't even be nearly sure. Or even slightly optimistic.
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Any budding herbologists out there want to take a guess? (Get it? budding herbologists? I crack myself up.)
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More monochrome shots can be found over at Aileni's - swing by and have a look.
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24 comments:

josie2shoes said...

I have not a clue, but it's definitely cool looking! :-)

Aileni said...

Makes a superb design.

Dagrun said...

I really do not know, but love it in monochrome. (Love your blog idea of "an island" btw :) Nice island!)

Anne said...

So strange and different, but beautiful.

Nice start of this week to you.

RuneE said...

It certainly make its point(s)...

Carver said...

It does look a little bit like a plant version of a porcupine. I think I know what it is but I can't think of the name. If I find it in my books, I'll come back and tell you what I think it is.

Liz said...

Yep, I'm like that on plant identification too! And birds. Great shots though.

Dina ... UK said...

What a fascinating plant,shall we call it Spiky? lol
Looks very good in mono though.

kden said...

Mmmmm.... not sure what it is, but it's a great shot to use for Mono. Yea, I like spiky.

Pagan Sphinx said...

Palms tend to look great in monochrome. This one is no exception. Interesting plant.

bettyl said...

I guess it really doesn't matter what you call it as long as you like it! Turns int great b&w photo.

Carmi said...

It's a...

...stunning piece of photography. Great use of texture and light.

Funny how anyone else would just see a plant. You, on the other hand, see its potential. I find that totally cool.

Bim said...

I'm not a 'budding herbologist' either :(
But the photos are fabulous!

Daryl said...

Neat ... but the link for the comments is not appearing unless I click on your 'home' page URL ..

Clueless in Boston said...

I love the tonality in the succulent.

Mojo said...

Looks like a yucca to me. But what do I know?

I'll tell you what I know... I know it's a fantastic photo that's what I know. Really marvelous tonality and contrast. And I love the way it radiates like.. a radiant thingie.

Niina said...

...a strange plant! But beautiful! =) Thank you for your visit.

Robin said...

"A radiant thingie" - perfect, I love it.

I have no idea what's going on with the comments Daryl, but I think it's something with Blogger. I've had trouble refreshing all day. Hopefully they'll get it sorted soon.

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Looks like a great textile pattern.

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

It is nice whatever it is. Looks great in B&W.

Joe Narvaez said...

Patterns nicely captured in this mono.

John said...

Neat shots both!

Dragonstar said...

Lovely lines. This wouldn't look anywhere near as good in colour.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The palm looks great in B&W. I kike the play of light.