A while back I borrowed the AE-1 from Mr. Risk for a try out at the greenhouse. I'm way out of touch with using that camera now but I did get a few nice plant shots out of two rolls. His "fancy" lenses allowed me to get closer than I can with my mishmash gang of cameras.
Incidently the agave is one of my all-time favourite plants. It has a very fascinating ethnobotanic history. Here's another carved succulent. This one is an aloe, also a member of the lily family but from a different continent.