These are the male reproductive parts of a cactus flower. Simple distributors of pollen, they wave in the breeze and scatter tiny grains of life on passing bugs. 726 views 10/31/11

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Top Ten in Superb Macro Challenge, Superbly Visual 4/24/10

Featured in 100-499 Views 3/15/11
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Featured in Visual Artists of Green Valley 4/11/10


flowers, cactus, vivid color, arisona

After being widowed, I needed to find something new to occupy my mind. I chose photography. That turned into an obsession, compounded by my love of the artistic license provided by Photoshop and the many other artful programs that help us explore all the facets of turning a photo into art.

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  • lorilee
    lorileeover 4 years ago


  • Thanks so much.

    – Linda Sparks

  • WiredMarys
    WiredMarysover 4 years ago

    Goregous Linda. I just took some pics of our cactus. Must get those sent in.
    I love the detail and colors in this one. Nice crop too.

  • Thanks. Sometimes I just crop down to the essence.

    – Linda Sparks

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous macro Linda!!!!

  • Thanks so much.

    – Linda Sparks

  • Jess Mo
    Jess Moover 4 years ago

    Beautiful! I love the composition and colors :0)

  • Thanks. Sometimes simple works.

    – Linda Sparks

  • Linda Gregory
    Linda Gregoryover 4 years ago

    You are the Queen of Crop! Beautiful.

  • QOC, that’s me. Thanks for sharing your flowers.

    – Linda Sparks

  • Deborah  Benoit
    Deborah Benoitover 4 years ago


  • Thanks so much.

    – Linda Sparks

  • Gabrielle  Hope
    Gabrielle Hopeover 4 years ago


  • Thanks, appreciate your support.

    – Linda Sparks

  • stephaniek
    stephaniekover 4 years ago

    More info than I needed, but fabulous image!! ;-))

  • Anything we don’t already know is info we need. But thanks anyway.

    – Linda Sparks

  • Emily Bagley
    Emily Bagleyover 4 years ago

  • Thanks. You’re the flower gal.

    – Linda Sparks

  • Magi5760
    Magi5760over 4 years ago

  • Thanks for letting me know. I’m thrilled.

    – Linda Sparks

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