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Spring Cactus Flowers

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by Pam Bycraft, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. Sixteen years here and I still go gaga when the cactus bloom in the spring. Last year I got a new book and have gotten a lot of them identified.

    #1 no ID here I just call it my favorite!

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    #2 Pinkflower Hedgehog (no kidding thats the name)

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    #3 Pitaya Hedgehog

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    #4 Claret Cups

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    #5 Kings Cup - local species - White Sands Strain

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    #6 Texas Rainbow Catus

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    #7 Orange Hedgehog - local species -Neo Mexicanus

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  2. rcooper

    rcooper Subscribing Member

    731
    Jan 12, 2008
    elba,al
    Ralph
    Well done.
     
  3. jadlh

    jadlh

    Mar 6, 2008
    USA, Michigan
    Nice.
     
  4. Beautiful series of an improbable event. I particularly like #4 and 7. (thanks for identifying them too)
     
  5. Very nice, Pam. You captured the beauty of the flowers. Its too bad they don't bloom year round. I remember them fondly from my days in Cochise County Arizona.
     
  6. midocr

    midocr

    Mar 28, 2008
    OH - IO
    Mike
    Love cactus blooms! Wish we had those around here. Very nice job Pam!
     
  7. PhotogWannabe

    PhotogWannabe

    Mar 19, 2007
    BC
    Those are beautiful blooms! Good job on the captures.
     
  8. It's easy to see from your shots, Pam, why you still get excited. I love the colors and variety. Thanks!
     
  9. pbyd

    pbyd

    25
    Apr 2, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Pam, great images, I grew up out in West Texas and New Mexico and do miss the beauty of that area.
     
  10. Pam, how something so thorny can produce such beauty. Hard to pick a favorite as each has it's own special beauty and color. Thanks for sharing these photos, well done.

    Sandi
     
  11. Thank you all so much for the comments. Wayne - West Texas,specifiacally El Paso is where I found the new book "Cacti of Texas and neighboring states)
     
  12. mudfoot

    mudfoot

    863
    Dec 29, 2008
    Bronx,NY
    Nice series Pam. #4 the Claret cup looks like an under water Sea Anemone.

    I wish you had some macro shots. Those are some beautiful colors on those flowers.
     
  13. Wow, that's quite a collection, Pam. Good job.
     
  14. cybercops

    cybercops

    302
    Apr 29, 2010
    CA
    Nice flowers :)  Remind me of spring in this weird weather of WI
     
  15. rnb65p

    rnb65p

    419
    Feb 26, 2009
    Thanks for sharing. These are beautiful pictures of something we rarely see!
     
  16. asaya

    asaya Subscribing Member

    Aug 7, 2006
    Syracuse, NY
    Tony Saya
    Very nice work
     
  17. Excellent pictures Pam
     
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