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_MG_1319 Prickly Pear Flower

_MG_1319 Prickly Pear Flower

On my neighbor's plant - he called me over for the photo op. The flower is not as saturated as this, but it's so pale looking that I wanted to add some zing to it. Hope I didn't overdo it. Was not taken at the best time of day. I'm going to shoot it again when the sun is lower.

Canon EOS 350D
1/400s f/11.0 at 90.0mm iso200 full exif

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Ghislaine et Réal Boulet18-Jul-2008 16:04
Beautiful lighting
Guest 08-Jul-2008 17:22
Nice color, good choice a aperture.
Jeannie05-Jul-2008 19:15
Beautifully captured, and I like the saturation of the yellow.
Peeka05-Jul-2008 12:09
My grandma use to have these growing everywhere in wooden tubs, A real ouchy for a nosey kid! Very pretty color.
Rachel Pennington04-Jul-2008 22:06
Looks perfect to me. My hubby wants some prickly pears. He loves these flowers. This is lovely, I can't wait to show it to him.
Judith Barnett04-Jul-2008 15:40
I am surprised to see prickly pear in NC. I always thought it was a true desert plant.
Bill McClung04-Jul-2008 14:50
Nice! You captured the textures very well. These blooms don't last very long.