31 | May
"Ground Cactus"
General: 6:17 PM on 5/17/05 | Canon 300D
Technical: 1/100sec | f/4.5 | 31mm (50mm) | ISO-100
Exposure Mode: Av (Aperture Priority)
Exposure Bias: -2/3
Flash: No

Shot at the Desert Botanical Garden; finally back to colorful macros!

Thanks to everyone for all the comments on yesterday's photo. Much appreciated.

categories: desert flora nature

Thoughts of: yungyaw
May 31st, 2005 at 2:28 AM

What is this? Looks like a cactus. Interesting. Nice colours and DoF.

Thoughts of: Chantal
May 31st, 2005 at 3:48 AM

I love the focus on the 'pins'. Great one!!

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This is the link: http://www.chantaliaans.com/photoblog.htm

Thoughts of: paul
May 31st, 2005 at 4:50 AM

great colours......looks like it could hurt a bit, reminds me of a pepperami - except for the needles :P

Thoughts of: Nik
May 31st, 2005 at 6:52 AM

Pretty! Is that a cactus tree or just a cactus? Either way i wouldn't want to run into one of those! Although you know what they say... "Every daisy has it's thorns...." Wait is that right?

Thoughts of: Sidney
May 31st, 2005 at 6:55 AM

I first thought it was an animal :-)

Can't say I find it beautiful (the cactus).

The picture captured it all !

Thoughts of: David H-W
May 31st, 2005 at 7:57 AM

Great closeup - looks great with the slightly saturated colour and good use of selective focus.

Thoughts of: alexandra
May 31st, 2005 at 9:56 AM

A prickly subject wonderfully captured! ;-)

Thoughts of: zac
May 31st, 2005 at 11:41 AM

awesome! kinda looks like a giant caterpiller!

Thoughts of: pilgrim
May 31st, 2005 at 2:03 PM

Great composition! i like the contrast between the soft flowers and the hard, threathing cactus. Beautiful colors too!

Thoughts of: philip
May 31st, 2005 at 3:58 PM

Loads of detail and interesting stuff to look at.

super colours as well.

Thoughts of: philip
May 31st, 2005 at 4:00 PM

not sure what happened to link on my name it apears to open www.microsoft.com........

Thoughts of: David Kapp
May 31st, 2005 at 4:27 PM

The colors and details in this shot are amazing. It has a 3D feel to it. I could almost stick my hand in there and touch it. Beautiful.

Thoughts of: G N Bassett
May 31st, 2005 at 4:50 PM

It looks to me that if you aren't careful photographing those daisies, you could end up in a prickly situation.

Thoughts of: Mark
May 31st, 2005 at 6:22 PM

I like the DOF and the "busy" look to the photo.

Thoughts of: Alec Long
May 31st, 2005 at 7:52 PM

Wonderful colors and light, Ryan. Love it!

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