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Barrell Cactus Blossoms, Anza Borrego Desert

Posted by
Barbara Lee (Oakland, United States) on 6 April 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

I was fortunate to run across a few blossoming cactus plants during my brief stay in the Anza Borrego desert. This blooming barrell cactus was one of the most special. I love the way the individual blossoms sort of form a crown around the head of this thorny and otherwise forbidding plant.

NIKON D90 1/200 second F/7.1 ISO 200 180 mm (35mm equiv.)

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David from Detroit, United States

Such a bright color!

7 Apr 2010 1:43am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

lovely composition!

7 Apr 2010 2:29am

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Nice composition. The center of the blossoms really draw your eye in. The color is such a contrast to the rest of the plant!

7 Apr 2010 10:08am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Nice compo. Interesting shot.

8 Apr 2010 2:02am

1/200 second
ISO 200
180 mm (35mm equiv.)