Desert Rain

All images were taken with the OM System TG-7 at the Wollongong Botanic Garden on 1 June 2024.

Pincushion Euphorbia

  • 71mm, ƒ5.6, 1/60s, ISO 1250
Macro shot of a green succulent with tiny thorns and red bulbs

Pincushion Cactus

  • 100mm, ƒ4.9, 1/100s, ISO 800
Macro shot of a green succulent with tiny leaves and brown thorns

Crown of Thorns

  • 77mm, ƒ4.1, 1/160s, ISO 800
Red flowers emerging from a green plant with thorns, carrying tiny water droplets between their petals

Bitter Aloe

  • 58mm, ƒ3.5, 1/250s, ISO 400
Macro shot of droplets on a green succulent

Red Aloe

  • 82mm, ƒ4.3, 1/125s, ISO 800
Red flowers protrude from a thorny plant with purple accents.


  • 71mm, ƒ3.9, 1/250s, ISO 640
Macro shot of a tiny water droplet in the thorns of a giant cactus

Aloe Vera

  • 100mm, ƒ4.9, 1/100s, ISO 1250
Numerous water droplets cling to the undersides of reaching succulent plants.

Bear Grass

  • 100mm, ƒ4.9, 1/100s, ISO 1600
Numerous tiny thorns and spikes on a large succulent

Blue Chalk Sticks

  • 47mm, ƒ3.1, 1/125s, ISO 800
Water droplets on the tiny finger-like growths of a small succulent