Flowering Cactus

Posted by on May 3, 2012 in Desert, Monochrome, Photography, Plants & Flowers | 12 comments

A happy cactus in full flower.


  1. Super tones and detail in this Caryn. I'll be in the southwest for 2 weeks very soon and this is getting me excited for the trip

    • @Len Saltiel, Thanks! Have a fantastic time in the area! It's a good time. There are some nice flowers out, and it's not TOO hot yet (though it's warming up fast).

  2. an awesome presentation,similar highkey, fantastig result in contrast

    • @fabrizio, Thanks! I wanted to highlight all that texture (especially the spikes), and high contrast seemed the way to go.

  3. This one has a cool look to it. Like it.

  4. great catch! love the range of tones you captured here..

  5. I like this one. Echinocereus. Not a hometown one, though. Arizona maybe?

    • @Katie, Great catch! Just outside of Tucson. I'm always so impressed when you fling around the Latin names of plants.

  6. the sepia or B&W makes it even hard to see what it is… nice one Caryn

    • @Chantal, That was my fear, but I wanted to highlight the texture, and since I had a color one a few days later I went with this one. I'm a huge sucker for black and white.

  7. I love the light sepia tone on this and the detail is fantastic.

  8. excellent grey tonality and framing

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