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Cactus flower.

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by Robert S, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. Once a year a Cactus of some sort blesses me with this beautiful flower. It only lasts a day or two, but what an amazing 48 hour spectacle it is. It was taken with my first (6 megapixels) DSLR..a D70 S. So while technology marches onward, some of the old technology still shines admirably.

    Feel free to post your Cactus or succulent flower images here. California is in a drought, so these amazing drought tolerant plants are a way of having your cake and eating it too.
    D 70S flower-001.
     
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  2. Stunning Robert.
     
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  3. A work of art.
     
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  4. merlin

    merlin

    Oct 12, 2010
    Northern New Mexico
    Merlin Emrys
    Beautiful!
     
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  5. rick_reno

    rick_reno

    Dec 3, 2012
    N Idaho
    That’s the best flower shot I’ve seen, really incredible.
     
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  6. Thank you Rick, Nick, Merlin and Rick Reno.
     
  7. Very nice.
     
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  8. A real beauty. I believe the flower is a tanhua (Chinese name), queen flower or a night blooming cereus. They are either a deep pink or white.
     
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  9. Very nice, love it.
     
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  10. Thanks everyone for your encouraging words.
     
  11. asaya

    asaya

    Aug 7, 2006
    Syracuse, NY
    Tony Saya
    Wonderful, thanks for sharing
     
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  12. Lots and lots of detail to enjoy in both your photo and your narrative!
     
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  13. Excellent capture(y), looks like a tongue full of pedals protruding from the flower.
     
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  14. This is another color of the same. I also believe they grow in a salmon color.

    42141131504_cf9c169b40_c. Tanhua by Ted, on Flickr
     
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