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In December, desert gardens throughout Southern California are alive with new blooms on many varieties of aloe. This one is Aloe arborescens, photographed with a spike of buds in front and a fully blooming spike behind to create a kind of coral glow. (Olympus E-510 & Zuiko 50mm macro, f/6.3, 1/125 sec., ISO 400, overcast, handheld)

Featured in Art in Math (3 January 2014)

Featured in Closeups in Nature (17 December 2013)

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aloe, aloe arborescens, bud, celeste m, celeste mookherjee, desert, flora, flower, green, orange, succulent

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  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...over 2 years ago

  • Sharon House
    Sharon Houseover 2 years ago

    So beautiful and vibrant Celeste!!! Gorgeous work!!!

  • Thanks, Sharona! So glad you like it!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Akrotiri
    Akrotiriover 2 years ago

    Wow, that’s beautiful. Great work! Love the detail and shapes.

  • Thank you very much!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 2 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush

    BEAUTIFUL work
    .

  • Thanks, Ann!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • OpalFire
    OpalFireover 2 years ago

    Excellent detail, Celeste! And gorgeous background blur.

  • Thanks very much, Maggie!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...over 2 years ago

    The color and your background are outstanding, Celeste… really vibrant and eye-catching!

  • Thank you so much, Katherine!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • mom23girls
    mom23girlsover 2 years ago

    Beautiful!

  • Thanks very much, Tracy!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Teresa Pople
    Teresa Popleover 2 years ago

    Such a stunning composition . . .the aloe bokeh is superb . . .:-) x

  • Thank you, Teresa! I got very excited when I found this angle and juxtaposition.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • EbyArts
    EbyArtsover 2 years ago

    Beautiful Aloe bloom. Love the bright vermilon and the dof.
    Very beautifuly captured, Celeste.

  • Thanks very much, Eby!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeover 2 years ago

    So beautiful:)
    I certainly appreciate sweet and warm visited and commented on my images; to considered you artwork is my happiness moment; you have shared with me. Your creations has been invaluable to me during year 2011 also.

    I wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year include your family members:)

    Best Regards & hugs,
    Sunny

  • Thank you, Sunny! I hope you have a most wonderful Christmas and New Year!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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