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Desert Garden, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA

25 May 2009

The Desert Garden contains more than 1,300 plants, including succulents and drought-resistant plants from around the world, within its 2.5 acres. The peak blooming period is January through March; however, these plants are interesting at any time of year because of their unusual shapes. Because the light at the park can be flat or harsh, I used a set of twin flashes, one on the camera and one hand held. Canon 5D Mk II, macro lens