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Close up of succulent after rain shower

After walking for miles along the Hacienda Trail in the highlands of Ecuador, our guide and small group of tired but enthusiastic walkers arrived at Hacienda Cusin. The Hacienda, a restored 17th century estate, is located at 8,500 feet and is surrounded by 7 acres of gardens. Wandering in the garden after a brief rain storm, I came across this beautiful succulent, with the light shining right on the water droplets. What a miracle of nature!

TAGS: Ecuador, Succulent, Walking

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© Leslie Geffen.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 10.2013
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Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 7, 2014, 1:09 a.m.
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Camera Model: Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
Focal Length: 15.4mm
Shutter Speed: 1/100
Aperture: f4.5
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