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Gran Canaria Agave #1

Agave plant on Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

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The story behind this image

During our week long stay in February 2019 on Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands my wife Liz and I took several drives up into the volcanic highlands to look at the majestic scenery to be found there.

But what we didn't expect was just how verdant this high altitude landscape was, especially given the low rainfall in this part of the world.

Naturally, the vegegation was of the sort that could survive the harsh conditions, such as this suculent agave plant, photographed in the Tirajana region of the island.

This plant really does put everything into trying to reproduce!

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Filename - gran canaria agave 01.jpg

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 58mm

Exposure - 1/60 sec @ f8, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to enhance colours.

Location - Tirajana, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Handheld exposure with image stabilisation.