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Sago curls on parade by Celeste Mookherjee


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I was delighted one morning to discover that the very thick clump of sago palms in the Japanese garden section of my favorite botanical garden had been well thinned and trimmed. Original placards were now visible and revealed the planting date (November 1988). Best of all from my standpoint was the wealth of beautiful, curly young growth suddenly within much easier reach of my lens. (Zuiko 50mm macro, f/6.3, 1/125 sec., ISO 400, open shade with backlight from filtered morning sun, handheld)

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  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...over 1 year ago

  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinaleover 1 year ago

    Gorgeous and beautifully taken Celeste.

  • Thank you very much, Maree – what a lovely compliment!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 1 year ago

    outstanding capture Celeste.

  • Thank you, Julie – much appreciated!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devineover 1 year ago

    ‘On parade’ is apt! There is a military precision about the line-up. Interesting for you to watch them unfurl into fronds.

  • Thank you, Bette! Yes, they are very precise little curls. I love sago palms at this growth stage because they are such excellent photographic subjects.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 1 year ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work

  • Thank you!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...over 1 year ago

    This is signature my friend,Celeste….lines and edges photographed and presented with supreme clarity and sharpness…the repeated patterns created by those little curls add that visual impact that you always achieve also….textbook if you ask me…!

    … always nail the color too..

  • I’m so glad you like this one, Katherine, because I love the little curls of sago palms as they open their new leaves. Thank you for all the lovely compliments you packed into this comment. :)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • fauselr
    fauselrover 1 year ago


  • Thank you very much!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • AnitaBower
    AnitaBowerover 1 year ago

    Beautiful detail, curls, diagonals.

  • Many thanks, Anita! These plants are so much fun to photograph.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • lcretyi
    lcretyiover 1 year ago


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  • Thank you very much for the feature!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • BGSPhoto
    BGSPhotoover 1 year ago

    Celeste, Wonderful composition. You have a very good eye.

  • Thank you for the compliment, Bob – much appreciated!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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