Thursday, April 25, 2013

Barrel Cactus


Probably a Ferocactus species (my collection)

26 comments:

brattcat said...

this is so complex and so beautiful. thank you!

Arija said...

How beautify. No need to make artificial mandalas in your garden.

aphotoaday said...

Incrível!

Kovács Miklós said...

Beautiful and very detailed macro, congratulations.
Have a great day.

Sharon said...

This is so beautiful. I can't believe all those flowers bloomed at once and formed that perfect ring around the top of the cactus. Kind of like a beautiful yellow crown.

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful ring of blooms!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, how lovely, JM!! And what a terrific capture!! A beautiful ring of blooms indeed! Have a great weekend!!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Unbelievably beautiful JM, I really love your choice of background colour, shows the complexity of the bloom to perfection.

Doronette NF said...

Lovely !

RedPat said...

I'm with Sharon - it is like a crown!

Laura. M said...

Que maravilla!!
Pinchan mucho preo tienen flores preciosas:))
Un abrazo.

Kay said...

Beautiful! Blooming cactus are among my favorite desert flowers and have only seen them bloom in the wild.

Gert Jan Hermus said...

This is beautiful!!

Sincerest greetings from the Netherlands,
DzjieDzjee

Lowell said...

Oh yum! Talk about perfection - it is perfect. Have you ever thought of doing one of those coffee table photo books on your collection of plants and flowers? Maybe you've already done it. If so, I'll buy a copy!

Hilde said...

wonderful!!!!!!
hugs, Hilde

Al said...

That's beautiful, it's rare to see a cactus blooming.

Randy said...

Barrel Cactus are my favorite.

Cezar and Léia said...

wow você tem uma coleçao!Esse cactus é maravilhoso e que foto belissima!
abraços
Léia

Gunn said...

Beautiful details and I like the way you have photographed this!

Joan Elizabeth said...

ooo what a fab shot, not just the beauty of the flower, also the way you have set it against the red background to show it off to full advantage.

Merisi said...

Beautiful!
How big is it?
Not so long ago I was at a restaurant with tables decorated with small cacti and blossoms that looked like yours. Turned out the cacti were for real, the blossoms fake. ;-)

JM said...

@Merisi: It's the double size. Still young! :-)

Jack said...

Wow!!! This is remarkable.

Karl Demetz said...

Wow, wonderful !!!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Fantastic photo. Your choice of POV takes the subject into another realm. Have spent a long time looking at this. Thanks.

Babzy said...

amazing flower :)