Don't Pick the Flowers (Hedge Hog Cactus Flower) by BGSPhoto

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Looking straight down at a hedge hog cactus in bloom. I once was moving my tripod away from a subject and backed into one of these. Not my most pleasant experience in the desert.
Taken in the Superstition Wilderness, Apache Junction, Arizona, US

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  • Angelika Sielken
    Angelika Sielkenover 2 years ago

    Absolutely stunning Bob, the lilac color is bringing so much life into the grasses, it almost look digitally painted. Love it, love it, love it.

  • Thank you Angelika for the comments and the favorite. I took about 8 or 10 images before getting one I liked. Couldn’t do that instant review in the days of using film.

    – BGSPhoto

  • AnnetteHoll
    AnnetteHollover 2 years ago

    beautiful work, a wonderful reward to make up for your unpleasant experience !

  • Annette, Thank you for the very nice comment. It was a nice reward and I did learn my lesson about looking where I am going.

    – BGSPhoto

  • Sandra Fortier
    Sandra Fortierover 2 years ago

    they look lethal but beautiful too. Bad to fall into but did you take time to smell the flowers?

  • Sandra, I appreciate the very nice comments. For some reason, these flowers don’t seem to have any fragrance. Or maybe my allergies get in the way.

    – BGSPhoto

  • Lynda Lehmann
    Lynda Lehmannover 2 years ago

    But visually LOVELY! Great shot!

  • Lynda, Thank you, your comments are much appreciated.

    – BGSPhoto

  • Dan Mihai
    Dan Mihaiover 2 years ago

    Beautiful pattern! Gorgeous flower colors too!

  • Dan, Thank you for commenting and the favorite.

    – BGSPhoto

  • vigor
    vigorover 2 years ago

    I dare not even attempt that, but they are too pretty to disturb. I love these colors and design, just beautiful!!!

  • Thank you for the comments and the favorite. Your visits are always appreciate.

    – BGSPhoto

  • canonman99
    canonman99over 2 years ago

    great enlarged

  • Thank you for the comment and the favorite.

    – BGSPhoto

  • Dlouise
    Dlouiseover 2 years ago

    Ouch!!,,,but so pretty,,wonderful capture!!!

  • Thank you for the nice comments and the favorite. It is an unforgiving plant, but nice to look at.

    – BGSPhoto

  • labaker
    labakerover 2 years ago


  • Larry, Your comment and favorite are much appreciated. Thank you.

    – BGSPhoto

  • Adrian Kent
    Adrian Kentover 2 years ago

    Brilliant capture!

  • Adrian, Thank you for the nice comment and the favorite.

    – BGSPhoto

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