Monday, August 22, 2011


incandescent by jim.colleran

Cactus flowers are often big and showy compared to the non-descript plant body - making them fun to shoot during the short time they're in bloom.  Now, screw up the depth of field and focus, and the stigma (that starfish looking thing in the middle) and anther look like a glowing incandescent light bulb.  Just like I planned (?)


  1. Never been a great fan of cacti, but that flower is lovely. I wonder if that is what the bee sees?

    And a great shot, by the way!

  2. Nice picture. Living in Utah I've become a big fan of the cactus. They'd go well with the rest of my low water plants in my yard. I think next year I'm going to have to add some.

  3. Man, that is a seriously ethereal bloom! I love how you've shot it. Almost iconic!

  4. That's a shot we could never capture here unless it was in some indoor garden. Envious of your chance to take it. Some flower.


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