Death Bloom

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© Robert Larrazolo
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UploadedJuly 20, 2012
TakenJune 7, 2010
Exposure1/1000 sec at f/3.8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length6.2 mm
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Agave Americana Century plants in once in a life time bloom.
After growing for many years and blooming only one time they sprout the very long 30-40 foot stem mast rapidly, bloom a rosette and bear fruit at the end of their long life span. The tall mast collapses and they die shortly afterwards. Sadly these four very old majestic Agave Century Plants in my photo all died at the same time two weeks after they bloomed.Life long bonds,even with plants.

24 responses

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (20 Jul 2012):

    i love yours works!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kristina Krause

    Kristina Krause   gave props (20 Jul 2012):

    Beautiful shot! They are such elegant plants......

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (20 Jul 2012):

    Wow, how fascinating and sad that they died after blooming, I have never seen or known of them, excellent shot !

  • charlie mclenahan

    charlie mclenahan said (21 Jul 2012):

    Super image

  • rashmi a

    rashmi a said (23 Jul 2012):

    thanks for the information about the plant

  • rashmi a

    rashmi a gave props (23 Jul 2012):

    a great shot too

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (26 Jul 2012):

    The mast grows very quickly and sadly, they die at their grandest moment.

  • Paperini Renato

    Paperini Renato gave props (26 Jul 2012):

    Outstanding flowering, fantastic!

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (2 Aug 2012):

    A W E S O M E ! ! ! Welcome back, Robert!!

  • Aaron Schwartz

    Aaron Schwartz gave props (2 Aug 2012):

    Long-married couples often die within a very short time of one another.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (6 Aug 2012):

    Glad you got this shot. I had never heard this before about the plants.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (18 Aug 2012):

    A life well lived...

  • vince scaglione

    vince scaglione gave props (23 Oct 2012):

    Cool image capture presentation and find!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (26 Oct 2012):


  • Dunja Kolar

    Dunja Kolar gave props (29 Oct 2012):

    great photo

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (7 Nov 2012):

    Its new to me, love the shot, and the story!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (16 Nov 2012):

    I enjoyed the story which is informative about Agave Americana Century plants which I had never heard of.. and sad such a beautiful plant would die after they bear fruit..

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (18 Nov 2012):

    Simple is beautiful!

  • Aharon Golani

    Aharon Golani said (6 Jan 2013):

    Very nice performed and presented

  • Haim Yavets

    Haim Yavets gave props (21 Jan 2013):

    beautiful picture

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (12 Feb 2013):

    Wonderful Wilt entry!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (13 Feb 2013):

    I`ve heard of these plants and it`s nice to see such a remarkable image. A beautiful capture, presentation and theme entry!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (19 Feb 2013):

    Superb theme entry!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (1 May 2016):

    love this shot.. great capture

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