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Sunday, 17 January 2016

Cactus flower: bud to bloom


Cactus flower the bee was feasting on last week. Shot with 150mm macro lens. It takes the prettiest photos.





Cactus flower: bud to bloom

22 comments:

  1. I've never seen a cactus flower up close before. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. These ones are white and another of ours is white too but some of them are pink, yellow, red, all sorts of amazing colours.

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  2. Wow, what an interesting selection of images. Really must get some macro lenses. I keep saying that! #MySundayPhoto

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    1. I don't take this lens on walks with me because it's too big and heavy when as often as not I have an over-excitable dog in one hand, but I keep borrowing it from hubby for fun backyard shots. The more I use it the more I love it.

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  3. Gorgeous - do cacti grow in the wild in Australia or is this a house plant?

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    1. Some grow in the wild - escaped from back yards and considered a noxious weed, they are not native - but this one is in my back yard.

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  4. Stunning detail, beautiful set of photos

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. Thanks Darren, you must remember to update your blogger profile with Photalife. Thanks for hosting 'My Sunday Photo' every week.

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  5. Oh my all the stages in one post, absolutely mesmerizing

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    1. It was a bit of a challenge I must say. I had to keep remembering to go and take the shots. It's all over so fast (24 hours) and there were only 2 flowers. Most of the time the flower is open is overnight.

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  6. ooh that is just beautiful, i didn't even know that cactus flowered what a beautiful shot x

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    1. Some flower very prolifically and for weeks, others, like this one, flower rarely sometimes not even once a year.

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  7. That is just beautiful! You have captured so much detail!

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    1. Detail shots are always challenging but having the right lens certainly helps.

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  8. wow totally cool! I know it takes time and effort to get such beautiful shots but it is so worth it for us! Thanks :)

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    1. You just made my day! I'm glad my efforts are appreciated ;o)

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  9. Amazing lighting and the soft focus of it. Beautiful!

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    1. The lighting was pure luck thanks to mother nature. The 150mm macro is known for it's cream soft focus bokeh. It's addictive.

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  10. BEAUTiful sequence! Thanks for sharing this wonder with us. Smiles, Linda at Paper Seedlings.

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    1. Might it inspire a little bee card?

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    1. Thanks Alicia =) I've gotten better over the last year making sure I have new photos to post every Sunday.

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