December 2015 Photo Competition - Contrast

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December 2015 Photo Competition - Contrast

Postby RAYWOODBRIDGE » Wed Dec 02, 2015 12:12 pm

The subject for this month will be " Contrast " could be spine colour, leaf shape, old plant with new growth or anything else with contrast.

I know we have Christmas this month so get those photos in early.

just to give you a start,the contrast of plant and flower shape of Astrophytum myriostigma Fma. Quadricostatum.

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Re: December 2015 Photo Competition - Contrast

Postby Chris L » Fri Dec 04, 2015 7:37 pm

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Re: December 2015 Photo Competition - Contrast

Postby Martynjt8 » Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:27 pm

Echeveria rosea in mid winter.
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Re: December 2015 Photo Competition - Contrast

Postby Liz M » Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:22 pm

I went for the best contrast I could find.
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Aloe microstigma, great variation in colour set off by the brown spiky edges pf the leaves.

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Aloe somaliensis, good stripes of white against the green

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Ferocactus wislezinii broad brown spines, with green body and pale fluffy aerioles

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Gymnocalycium speggazini, wonderful brown and cream spines against the green body, a winner for me

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Gymnocalycium, more exuberant spines
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Re: December 2015 Photo Competition - Contrast

Postby Liz M » Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:27 pm

Finally something a little calmer.
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A delightful set of Aeonium 'Sunburst'

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Echeveria 'Hoveyii'

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Echeveria hybrid of the E agavoides type, showing brilliant contrast of green and red, which should become allover red, once the cold weather sets in.
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Re: December 2015 Photo Competition - Contrast

Postby MikeT » Tue Dec 15, 2015 7:44 pm

The first contrast is different plants all from then same packet of Mesa Gardens Echinocereus russanthus SB965 seed, despite the different flower and spine colours
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Then contrast of temperature indoors and (snow) outdoors
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Re: December 2015 Photo Competition - Contrast

Postby Sheila » Wed Dec 16, 2015 4:00 pm

Hi,
Some more contrasts.

First some flowers
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And then - nice flower, shame about the plant!
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Re: December 2015 Photo Competition - Contrast

Postby iann » Wed Dec 23, 2015 4:24 pm

I tried to find a fluffy cactus with spiky flowers, but I had to settle for a spiky plant with soft flowers :)
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Re: December 2015 Photo Competition - Contrast

Postby JaneO » Thu Dec 24, 2015 10:20 am

Beautiful coloured flowers Iain. Stunning.
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Re: December 2015 Photo Competition - Contrast

Postby Jim_Mercer » Mon Dec 28, 2015 3:18 pm

Contrast between flowers in the sun and leaves in the shade

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