7 | April
"Blooming Cactus"
General: 6:33 PM on 4/1/06 | Canon 20D
Technical: 1/60sec | f/5.6 | 40mm (64mm) | ISO-200
Lens: EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Exposure Mode: Av (Aperture Priority)
Exposure Bias: -1/3
Flash: No

This is the time of year when the desert comes to life...finally. In fact, spring is about the only time there's any life at all, it seems like.

This is the cactus in yesterday's macro. As you can see, the flowers are only several inches in diameter, and the red, textured stuff in the center is what is in yesterday's macro...quite tiny if you ask me.

Sorry about those of you in Safari; the colors are a bit intense and unreal. But only 7.3% of my viewers use Safari. If it's still too bright for ya, you can go buy a copy of Windows and install it on your (Intel) mac via Apple's new Boot Camp which allows those with Intel Macs to nativly run Windows XP; no emulators, no nothin'. In response, Apple stock jumped 10%...not bad for releasing a free, downlodable program.

categories: flora nature

Thoughts of: Chantal
April 7th, 2006 at 5:41 AM

The flower have a great and warm color.

Have a great weekend!

Thoughts of: bruno
April 7th, 2006 at 9:15 AM

wow, beautiful orange tone on this one. love it. :)))

Thoughts of: Leisa
April 7th, 2006 at 1:51 PM

Looks great Ryan... love teh intense colours :)

Thoughts of: Jeff Ambrose
April 7th, 2006 at 1:52 PM

Love it Ryan, such warmth.

Thoughts of: Liz
April 7th, 2006 at 2:04 PM

That's so cool! It looks like the cactus is conducting a orchestra with it's "arms" :)

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