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Cactus Spines, at Hells Gate

Cactus Spines, at Hell's Gate

Barbed and dangerous,

cacti don't care who you are

Look but do not touch.

Nikon D80 , 50 f/1.4 Nikon Lens, reversed mode
1/1000s iso200 - lens wide open for minimum depth of field full exif

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Debi12-Jul-2008 23:30
JSWaters15-Feb-2007 23:40
Dave, You have brought the essence of this cactus to us with this image. I love the degree of abstraction and the confusion of shapes. That deceptively soft coloration is such a contrast to the sharp barb of the plant, though. Wonderful.
Tim May15-Feb-2007 21:06
How appropriate that the name of the location also could be used to describe the image - this is a stunning image and does give the feeling one might feel at the gates of hell.
Phil Douglis15-Feb-2007 19:09
One of the most energetic images I've ever seen of a cactus. And I know cactus!!!! (What does "reversed mode" mean -- did you take off your lens, turn it around, and hold it in place with your hand?) Is that what caused the gauzy, multiple-image feeling here?
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