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dsglass

Posted on 07/26/2015


Photo taken on July 25, 2015



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TSC: in the garden

I don't have a garden, but I did spend the day in a park... Ripe purple prickly pears. If I *did* have a garden (and lived in a desert) I'd totally grow these...

Katja, Sami Serola, Don Sutherland, ROL/Photo and 16 other people have particularly liked this photo


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Valfal
Valfal
I love how you captured these prickly pears; it is a perspective that is quite unusual. :-)
3 years ago.
PaulOClassic©
PaulOClassic©
What a super shot - you never see prickly pears being photographed like this - stunning!
3 years ago.
Pam J
Pam J
Brilliant !

They actually will grow in surprisingly mixed climates... I have them here.. temps from -15F to 120F !

Admired in ~ I ♥ Nature
3 years ago.
k.e.s_kloset
k.e.s_kloset
I would too. These are so cool. I've heard of Prickly Pears, but never seen them until now. Nicely done.
3 years ago.
Diederik Santema
Diederik Santema
Fine colours. I lik the combination of dark purple, yellowbrown and dark green in the background
3 years ago.
Judith Jannetta
Judith Jannetta
Oh, they're just beautiful, prickly pears are so sculptural. (When I was on holiday somewhere, maybe the Canaries, I bought some prickly pear jam.......it was pretty disgusting, and I threw it out)
3 years ago.
dsglass has replied to Judith Jannetta
Huh. Was it made from the fruit or the, um, cactusy bits? The fruit is really sweet, but the cactus part is kind of an acquired taste... :)
3 years ago.
Dida From Augsburg
Dida From Augsburg
Great colors - I've never saw such purple prickly pears!
3 years ago.
dsglass has replied to Dida From Augsburg
These were definitely some of the purplest I've seen - there were other purple ones around, and some red ones, and lots of yellowish-green-fading-to-red-or-pink. It's monsoon season here, and they've been getting a lot of good rain; the desert was way more colorful than usual. :)
3 years ago.
Dida From Augsburg has replied to dsglass
Oh, thanks for the information - the yellowish-green-fading-to-red-or-pink are the only sort I've ever seen! Must be great to see how the desert comes to life, I only know this from TV!
3 years ago.
Cathlon
Cathlon
That's an abundant crop of purple prickly pears, I also am only used to seeing greenish/yellow ones growing here.
3 years ago.
Janano -
Janano -
Stunning . I would grow them too
3 years ago.
Wierd Folkersma
Wierd Folkersma
nice shapes
3 years ago.
PhLB - Luc Boonen
PhLB - Luc Boonen
Agreed, wonderfull shapes
3 years ago.
Coco
Coco
Gorgeous colors and shapes.
3 years ago.
fragglerocks
fragglerocks
ooh liking the colour and shape of these.
3 years ago.
Clickity Click
Clickity Click
What a great image ... very eye catching!! :)
3 years ago.
Michelle Ress
Michelle Ress
Good one
3 years ago.
*starless*
*starless*
Lovely image. I think I might grow them too, they are spectacular. I must look out for them!
3 years ago.
Shuttering Yukon
Shuttering Yukon
oh damn.. these are awesome, I would like to grow them too. They are an awesome colour Dvora.
I have to say I am soooooo glad you didn't put that shot in with the snake I looked at last night! How could you do that? I almost threw the computer across the floor.. I am petrified of snakes!
3 years ago.
dsglass has replied to Shuttering Yukon
But it's soooo pretty! In a deadly poison sort of way... ;)
3 years ago.
Shuttering Yukon has replied to dsglass
no frickin way girl! eww I shudder at just the thought of it!
3 years ago.
H C
H C
Very cool prickly pears. Never seen these before.
3 years ago.
Chrissy
Chrissy
ein sehr harmonisches Foto
3 years ago.
Gillian Everett
Gillian Everett
Love the rich purple and green filling the frame. Great focus!
3 years ago.
Esther
Esther
Standout color.
3 years ago.
Indycaver (Norm)
Indycaver (Norm)
Lovely photo and nice bokeh!
3 years ago.
Mitch Seaver
Mitch Seaver
Great image!
3 years ago.
PhLB - Luc Boonen
PhLB - Luc Boonen
I've seen your image in Explore, congrats
3 years ago.
s@ssyl@ssy
s@ssyl@ssy
prickly pears....they're cute & colourful though I've never seen or tried them.
I'll jam just about anything though !! lol
3 years ago.
Shuttering Yukon has replied to s@ssyl@ssy
haha, me too.. raspberries this weekend!
3 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Wonderful shot.
3 years ago.