Blue Flame Agaves

March 3rd, 2011 by Mike Moats

Since I had a week in between the two weekend Macro Boot Camps, I let my workshop participants know that if they had some time available I would go out and shoot with them during the week days.  One great place where we shot was the San Diego Botanical Gardens.

Even though it was windy during my stay, and we couldn’t shoot the flowers, the botanical gardens has tons of cactus plants, agave plants, etc, to shoot that were not effected by the wind.

Here are two images of a Blue Flame Agave, and I really like the lines and how the tips work out.

Nikon D7000, Tamron 90, f/32


I used the Solarization filter in Nik Software Color Efex Pro 3.0 for this look.


Here are the originals out of the camera.



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