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Even in drought years we get some nice cactus flowers. Enjoy.
Norm



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Two blooms with more to come.

  Canon EOS 7D    EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM lens    100mm    f/11.0    1/1250s    500 ISO    -0.3 EV  




May 10, 2013 at 07:44 PM
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p.1 #2 · #553 Cactus Flowers


Its funny that something that sticks ya can be also so pretty, nice catch.

Norm



May 11, 2013 at 12:50 AM
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p.1 #3 · #553 Cactus Flowers


Thanks Norm.
It's sort of like some other things in life but I won't go into details.
Norm



May 11, 2013 at 01:01 AM
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Norm; I have tried numerous times to capture these beautiful flowers and have failed. You have shown me it is possible. Nice job. Jim


May 11, 2013 at 10:52 AM
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oldrattler wrote:
Norm; I have tried numerous times to capture these beautiful flowers and have failed. You have shown me it is possible. Nice job. Jim


Thanks Jim, I have trouble too when the lighting is harsh. The day I took this one the light was soft but bright because of a light, hazy clouds. In the past I have used cheese cloth to soften the shadows.
Norm



May 11, 2013 at 01:28 PM
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These came out very nice Norm, good work!

Mike



May 11, 2013 at 04:14 PM
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mike717 wrote:
These came out very nice Norm, good work!

Mike

Thanks Mike, glad you liked it.
Norm



May 11, 2013 at 04:43 PM
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p.1 #8 · #553 Cactus Flowers


Very nice Norm, I'd love to find some of these around my area...but it seems our common cacti only bloom at night....

Greg



May 11, 2013 at 06:33 PM
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gregfountain wrote:
Very nice Norm, I'd love to find some of these around my area...but it seems our common cacti only bloom at night....

Greg

Thanks Greg, I'm not sure when these flowers open but they close up before the the sun goes down. These don't have any fragrance so they probably aren't opening at night.
Norm



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Even thorny sticky plants can be beautiful as you have shown with this wonderful shot.

Very nice Norm.

Birdie



May 11, 2013 at 11:10 PM
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birdied wrote:
Even thorny sticky plants can be beautiful as you have shown with this wonderful shot.

Very nice Norm.

Birdie
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Thanks Roberta, This plant is behind a 5 ft block wall protected from the Javelina that aren't bothered by the sticky thorny bits.
Norm



May 12, 2013 at 01:09 AM
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p.1 #12 · #553 Cactus Flowers


Lovely flowers and you captured them beautifully.

Carolyn



May 13, 2013 at 01:26 AM
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Allure to potential pain. Beautiful capture, Norm.

~ Ed



May 13, 2013 at 02:53 PM
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CDalessandro wrote:
Lovely flowers and you captured them beautifully.

Carolyn

Thanks Carolyn, It's too bad they only last for a day. I guess that's where photography comes in
Norm



May 13, 2013 at 03:27 PM
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teked wrote:
Allure to potential pain. Beautiful capture, Norm.

~ Ed

Thanks Ed, It's definitely a "look but don't touch" situation.
Norm



May 13, 2013 at 03:29 PM
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p.1 #16 · #553 Cactus Flowers


Nice Norm. Boy there are some great shots this week.


May 15, 2013 at 01:05 PM
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Very nice prickly flower/s. Cactus flowers are usually pretty neat........ya got my vote.

Larry



May 17, 2013 at 05:42 PM





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