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April 18, 2009 / Bo Mackison

Cactus, Blooming

 in the Arizona Desert

in the Arizona Desert

Finally found someplace warm. The desert! This was the first cactus I saw in bloom. Of course, it was high noon, and shooting white was impossible. But I like the over-exposed flower anyway. It, in a way, symbolizes how I am feeling. A bit over-exposed to all this warmth and sunshine.

7 Comments

  1. montucky / Apr 18 2009 9:15 am

    I know exactly how you feel, Bo! That is an attractive and typical look at a cactus!

  2. Anna Surface / Apr 18 2009 10:07 am

    I really like this capture with the way it is composed and the brightness. Very nice. I was wondering if you had been caught in any storms but it seems as if you are in a lot of sunshine. Shine on… 🙂

  3. Marcie / Apr 18 2009 2:56 pm

    Gorgeous detail. Am always surprised by the flowers that grow on cactii.

  4. suehenryphotography / Apr 20 2009 6:05 am

    I like the composition of this. Glad you are enjoying the sunshine and warmth. It keeps raining here!!!

  5. amuirin / Apr 21 2009 5:55 pm

    That’s so pretty, it is. Artful. delicate.

    But I want vistas! Gimmie Vistas!

  6. ybonesy / Apr 24 2009 6:03 pm

    I love this macro shot. Love the composition of it.

  7. Gandalf / Apr 28 2009 12:07 pm

    In spite of the light, this is a very nice capture and perspective.

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