August 2017 - T is for Texture

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August 2017 - T is for Texture

Postby Tony R » Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:48 am

The topic chosen by Roy, the winner of the July competition (tu)
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Re: August 2017 - T is for Texture

Postby DaveW » Mon Aug 07, 2017 6:48 pm

Turbinicarpus polaskii stigma lobes.

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Re: August 2017 - T is for Texture

Postby MikeT » Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:54 pm

I haven't posted in the photo competition for a while, but as it's raining today and I can't get out in the garden...

A few cacti first, though not all with spines:
Astrophytum asterias.JPG
Astrophytum asterias
Mammillaria plumosa.JPG
Mammillaria plumosa
Uebelmannia pectinifera.JPG
Uebalmannia pectinifera

and some non-cacti:
Echeveria pulvinata.JPG
Echeveria pulvinata
Crassula fragarioides.JPG
Crassula fragarioides
Cyphostemma juttae.JPG
Cyphostemma juttae
Sedum mocinianum.JPG
Sedum mocinianum
Crassula tecta.JPG
Crassula tecta
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Re: August 2017 - T is for Texture

Postby Liz M » Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:38 am

It's just too tempting to put loads of photos here with a subject like texture. The possibilities are so many. Here is my selection.
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Mammillaria spinosissima

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Opuntia 'Smithwick'

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Mammillaria gigantea

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Aeonium 'Voodoo'

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Re: August 2017 - T is for Texture

Postby Liz M » Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:45 am

Some more
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Echeveria leucotricha

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Echeveria ramillette cristate

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Sempervivum calcareum

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Sedum burrito

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Aeonium tabuliforme cristate.
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Re: August 2017 - T is for Texture

Postby Suculentia » Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:20 pm

I will show some nice textures.

The first is Kalanchoe tomentosa "Chocolate Soldier" flowers

Image

Now Frithia humilis, in the season when his color is violet.

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Now my amazing Aloe humilis selected.

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Re: August 2017 - T is for Texture

Postby Roy » Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:39 pm

Certainly some texture here without a doubt. I thought the lighting on the Frithia humilis was excellent for bringing out the macro texture, however I was looking for an image of texture rather than an image of a plant with a texture. If the Aeonium voodoo had been a tighter crop that would have given a good texture image, however, the image that I liked best and in my opinion (just an opinion therefore not necessarily right or wrong) was Sempervium calcareum by Liz M.
Congratulations Liz - over to you :smile:
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Re: August 2017 - T is for Texture

Postby Chris in Leeds » Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:08 pm

Sorry to go off topic but long time no hear Roy
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Re: August 2017 - T is for Texture

Postby Roy » Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:45 am

Hi Chris, still around but just an ethernet member nowadays. Still got a lot of cacti but nowhere near the collection I used to have, hope you are ok,
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Re: August 2017 - T is for Texture

Postby Liz M » Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:23 pm

Hi Roy, I only just found this having been offline for a while. Thank you for choosing my picture. Looking out the window and it is raining. So, this gives me a title for September. 'Cacti and succulents in the rain.'
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