Let me introduce you to the Desert Bird of Paradise.


I’ve spent years trying to get a good photo of this stubborn flower.

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Trying to find the right background.


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Trying to find creative ways to photograph it.


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Thankfully, this desert flower grows wild, so I didn’t have to walk into anyone’s yard. It would be sad (but not surprising) if someone thought I was a burglar and shot me. All because I couldn’t stop trying to get a good photo of this stupid flower.

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Trying to get the whole flower in one shot is difficult.

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Are you bored with my desert beauty yet? Because I’m warning you, there’s much more. If you need to get some chocolate to sustain you until the end, I’ll wait…

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Perhaps now is a good time to remind you that I’ve been trying to get a good photo of this flower for years.

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As you can see, a lot of cropping went into these photos. #CropTilYouDrop

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Bathroom break. Go ahead, I’ll wait…

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Before I made this post, I looked up the Desert Bird of Paradise on Google images. Turns out, I’m not the only one who has problems taking a picture of this stubborn flower.

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My fascination with the Desert Bird of Paradise is now over. Thanks for making it all the way to the end. 🙂

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