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I had been seeing this gorgeous agave bloom every morning on my dog walks thinking that I should take a picture of it. Finally, one morning I took my camera along and got it with a full moon behind it. Lo and behold, that day we had a huge wind storm and the agave blossom was blown down. Perfect timing. The original moon in the photograph was replaced with another photograph of a perfect full moon. Photographed with a Panasonic DMC-FZ50.


“Agave Bloom” has been featured in:
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY/September, 2009
THE SCAVENGER HUNT/November, 2009
VISUAL ARTISTS OF GREEN VALLEY/November, 2009

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arizona, tucson, blackwhite, moon, agave, us, united states

I am a 60+ retiree who loves photography. I am active in the Green Valley (AZ) Camera Club where I teach several classes. Joining this organization has taken my photography to new levels. I consider my cameras and my computers to be my creative media.

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Comments

  • gcampbell
    gcampbellalmost 5 years ago

    Great! Love the treatment.

  • Thank you, Gary. It’s the threshold or stamp filter in Elements.

    – Linda Gregory

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Moorealmost 5 years ago

    A very special piece, Linda.

  • Thank you, Frannie. This is one of my favorites.

    – Linda Gregory

  • karentillotson
    karentillotsonalmost 5 years ago

    Fantastic image Linda!

  • thank you very much, Karen.

    – Linda Gregory

  • Richard Murch
    Richard Murchalmost 5 years ago

    .. Would make a great greetings card…. Bravo ..~!

  • Yes, it would, Richard. Thank you very much.

    – Linda Gregory

  • Tara  Turner
    Tara Turneralmost 5 years ago

    wonderful work Linda!!

  • Thank you so much, Tara.

    – Linda Gregory

  • ourjrny
    ourjrnyalmost 5 years ago

    I love the graphic nature of the image, it is pretty Linda.

  • Thank you very much, Sharon.

    – Linda Gregory

  • RicAlexander
    RicAlexanderalmost 5 years ago

    I like what you have done here. Was that really a moon there ? Great work.

  • There actually was a full moon in the original photo, but it wasn’t big enough, so I added the large one for greater impact. It was my first created photograph.

    – Linda Gregory

  • stephaniek
    stephaniekalmost 5 years ago

    Excellent effect on this Linda!! I just love the word Agave!! ;-))

  • Thank you very much, Stephanie.

    – Linda Gregory

  • LeapingPig
    LeapingPigalmost 5 years ago

    The simplicity works wonders.

    Well done on the feature in Digital Photography. :)

  • Thank you very much!

    – Linda Gregory

  • Kay Kempton Raade
    Kay Kempton Raadealmost 5 years ago

    Congrats on feature. It’s really striking!!

  • Thank you very much, Kay.

    – Linda Gregory

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