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 PIG FACE...(Carpobrotus glaucescens.) by HG. QualityPhotography

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Monday, 6 October 2008
Nikon D40x
Carpobrotus rossii (Pig Face)
This is a useful plant. Not only is it useful and decorative in the garden, it is one of the bush tucker plants used by the local Aboriginal group. The leaves and fruits were used as a kind of relish to be eaten with meat. The juice from the leaves is also said to be an insect repellent. As with any new thing, a cautious test should be done before slathering one’s skin with the juice of an unknown plant.
I guess the same could be said for the plants in the Aloe family. Aloe Vera is good on a number of skin ailments but I am never sure which member of the species is the one to use.

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  • Robert Elliott
    Robert Elliottabout 6 years ago

    love the composition Hans, great colour, wonderful image

  • Thank you Robert for your kind words, and thank you very much for favoring my work.Cheers Hans

    – HG. QualityPhotography

  • Dayonda
    Dayondaabout 6 years ago

    ROFL, Hans, very cute. This is an ice plant- it stores water in its leaves and stems, and it has a natural anti-freeze that tolerates light freezes. They keep the sides of the freeways from blowing or washing away with these.

  • Thank you so very much, Dayonda much appreciated
    Cheers Hans xxx

    – HG. QualityPhotography

  • InPort
    InPortabout 6 years ago

    G’day Hans,

    This is a very good find and you have composed/arranged the flower in a great setting. Nestled in its rocky frame it stands out very well indeed.
    Your good exposure, made in equally good light, has controlled the highlights and contrast very well.
    Your focus is nice and crisp and the colours and beautifully bright and natural.

    I could be wrong but I am sure this wildflower is of the species Carpobrotus glaucescens. Take a look here if you wish to see what you think. 8-)


  • Thank you Dennis for your kind words, and thank you very much for favoring my work

    – HG. QualityPhotography

  • Angel Perry
    Angel Perryabout 6 years ago

    Lovely color and POV! Awesome!

  • Thank you so very much, Angel, much appreciated. And thank you very much for favoring my work
    Cheers Hans xxx

    – HG. QualityPhotography

  • Rick  Todaro
    Rick Todaroalmost 6 years ago

    Wonderful Image & very interesting back story… Kudo’s

  • Esther's Art and Photography
    Esther's Art a...over 5 years ago

    This is fantastic, the image and the information about the plant. Thank you so much. Cheers Esther

  • Thank you Esther! Very much for favouring my work! And your sporting words!!
    Cheers Hans

    – HG. QualityPhotography

  • SelinaEM
    SelinaEMover 5 years ago


  • Thank you Angel much appreciated!! And thank you for the Fav!

    – HG. QualityPhotography

  • en-joy
    en-joyabout 5 years ago

    This is a lovely pic!

  • RainbowWomanTas
    RainbowWomanTasalmost 4 years ago

    That is beautiful

  • fezoj64
    fezoj64almost 3 years ago

    Beautiful shot pretty flower. ..Jozef

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