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Pictures for Pam, Day 13: Prickly Pear Cactus

Pictures for Pam, Day 13: Prickly Pear Cactus
Wait a second! That cactus does NOT grow in southern Oregon!* Ok, ok, I did it again...this is another picture I captured outside the Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco a couple of years ago. Near the jaw dropping acres of dahlias I mentioned the other day were other displays including some groups of cactus. I have always wanted to take a picture of a flowering cactus so I was over the moon when I found these! Dahlias? I don't need no stinkin' pictures of dahlias! Gimmee some pictures of these prickly pears! I was delighted that a bunch of my images turned out well but this one is my favorite. *actually they can be found in the deserts of Eastern Oregon.

I want to extend a huge hug to all of you who left such wonderful comments and favorites for yesterday's teasel leaf. I really wasn't sure if anyone would like it. I showed it to my husband first who loved it but well, he's my husband so I still wasn't sure. Plus, one way a photo is deemed a "success" is if you can recognize it clearly in thumbnail size. In that regard it was a failure, but sometimes you just gotta go with what your heart tells you. And interestingly enough, today was overcast and it's now raining—there was no glowing flag today and who knows when the sun will be out again?! It's going to be stormy for the next week and perhaps that leaf will disintegrate before it has a chance to glow again. I am so pleased that I have it immortalized. :)

Pam, I remember thinking about you when I was taking pictures at the Conservatory of Flowers because I know you would appreciate every moment. To be honest, I wish I could show you my fair city in all of its glory, though I've not lived there for many years now. So many incredible sights! I hope you are feeling good today, and please know that you are in my thoughts! :)

Explored on 11/22/18, highest position, #4.

trester88, Léopold, Marco Zerbini, Peter Gancarčik and 64 other people have particularly liked this photo


45 comments - The latest ones
 Danielle
Danielle club
Superbe rendu....j'aime beaucoup !!!
20 months ago.
 pajmcb
pajmcb
Fabulous macro, Janet.
Well done.
20 months ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Excellent capture!

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20 months ago.
 Thérèse
Thérèse club
Une fleur de cactus irradiante de lumiere , pour Pam aussi !
20 months ago.
 Misou 49
Misou 49 club
Belle prise de ce figuier de Barbarie bien fleuri !
20 months ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
LOVE
20 months ago.
 micritter
micritter club
Must be viewed large on black. Incredibly lifelike. Tack sharp throughout.. Looks three-dimensional. A beautiful cactus and a beautiful composition.
20 months ago.
 Gregory Garrett
Gregory Garrett club
Absolutely beautiful! :)
20 months ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Very nicely done!
20 months ago.
 Eunice Perkins
Eunice Perkins club
Beautiful image!!
20 months ago.
 Claudia G
Claudia G club
Excellent rendu sur fond noir ! Ouille ça pique !!
20 months ago.
 Annemarie
Annemarie club
again sucha beautiful image
Hugs
20 months ago.
 Fred Fouarge
Fred Fouarge club
Superb Janet
20 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Wonderful close-up with razor sharp details Janet.
20 months ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
Marvelous cactus flower, Janet !! A brilliant shot !!!!!!!
20 months ago.
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20 months ago.
 @ngélique ♥
@ngélique ♥ club
oh j'adore les cactus Janet *************merci celui ci est splendide avec ses fleurs jaunes
bonne journée ma belle !
bisous
20 months ago.
 Boro
Boro
Superbe **********
20 months ago.
 ColRam
ColRam club
Great macro janet ******************
20 months ago.
 tiabunna
tiabunna club
A lovely image of this cactus flower, Janet.
20 months ago.
 Zulma
Zulma
So beautiful Janet, and so dangerous to the touch, love how they protect themselves!! With the dark background A++++!! Happy Turkey day.
20 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
A fine close-up, Janet !
20 months ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
Beautifully captured Janet...............the sharpness (no pun intended) and detail is awesome as usual, and the yellow flower fairly glows against the background.
20 months ago.
 ColRam
ColRam club
Nice shot Janet *******
20 months ago.
 Citoyen du Monde
Citoyen du Monde club
absolument sublime !
20 months ago.
 Boarischa Krautmo
Boarischa Krautmo club
beautiful shot!
20 months ago.
 Jeff Farley
Jeff Farley club
I get the point about the Cactus Janet !!!
This is a superb shot.
20 months ago.
 niraK68
niraK68 club
Eine wunderbar stacheliges Blütenfoto.
20 months ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Beautiful colour and amazing detail in a fabulous macro Janet,
The spikes look sharp enough for a recoil from the image,
20 months ago.
 RHH
RHH club
Amazing, Janet, that you also posted a photo of a Prickly Pear, and, yes, my Beavertail Cactus is also known as Prickly Pear, though a different species from yours. Your photo is better than mine also, especially considering the fact that you took it in a conservatory. I find photos in such setting extremely difficult. Our local conservatory in Manito City Gardens in Spokane does not allow tripods which makes photography even more difficult.
20 months ago. Edited 20 months ago.
 RHH
RHH club
Interesting to hear that took this outdoors. A permanent cactus garden outdoors would be wonderful but our climate doesn't allow it, though we do have a couple of native (frost hardy) cacti in eastern Washington. I wouldn't consider your photo blown out at the top either - there's still detail in those parts of the flower. I think the exposure is perfect.
20 months ago.
 Gisela Plewe
Gisela Plewe club
Eine handfeste Blüte in stacheliger Umgebung.
20 months ago.
 aNNa schramm
aNNa schramm club
sooo schön ***
20 months ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
A great shot Janet. I once touched a prickly pear in Spain by mistake....ouch, did that hurt!!
20 months ago.
 Henri Boddaerd
Henri Boddaerd club
Aie !
20 months ago.
 ROL/Photo
ROL/Photo club
Excellent Janet bravo for this beautiful Catus flower
ave a nice W/end
20 months ago.
 Leo W
Leo W club
very well composed, special the dark contrast of background
20 months ago.
 Adriana Grecu
Adriana Grecu
Superbe floraison! Bon fin de semaine!!!!
20 months ago.
 Rafael
Rafael club
El fruto es comestible en mi región y se llama higo chumbo. Buen fin de semana !
20 months ago.
 Ernest CH
Ernest CH club
Great and perfect capture
20 months ago.
 Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre club
What a great photo - and I love the fact that you've found the "heart" shape for Pam. I have a flowering cactus on my kitchen sill, but it's not in flower yet!
20 months ago.
 Ghislaine Girardot
Ghislaine Girardot club
Excellent rendu !!
20 months ago.
 Bergfex
Bergfex club
Really great!
20 months ago.
 Nora Caracci
Nora Caracci club
excellent !!!
admired in Succulents & Cacti
20 months ago.
 Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra club
very nice
20 months ago.

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