January 18th – Bromeliad Flower Spike

Bromeliad Flower Spike

We have a small cordon of bromeliads in the garden. We all should, they appear to be the most likely to withstand casual neglect.

They have typically been there for other purposes – such as a cicada hatchery or spider web support. But it appears one of these flowers is sick of playing second-fiddle, and has thrown up a huge periscope with this on the end of it.

Simply called a flower spike, we’re unsure of what lies within, but it certainly looks like it has put a lot of effort into it since we’ve been away.

On a technical level, I’ve also experimented shooting with this the macro at f2.8, which gives it a lovely bokeh behind the main object.

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