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Trying to create close-up photographs in an area full of cactus, succulents and euphorbia can be risky. As you might guess, one can’t easily get close enough to some flowers in such an area to use a macro lens. My zoom with some macro capability comes in handy in such cases! This is a classic Crown of Thorns plant (Euphorbia milii), and you can see a hint of the thorny stalk at the lower right. (Olympus E-510 & Zuiko 70-300mm zoom at 300mm, f/6.3, 1/320 sec., ISO 400, open shade, handheld) Texture courtesy of Shadowhouse Creations.

Top 10 (2nd Place tie) in “Christmas Colours" challenge in Assorted Flowers & More group (December 2014)

Top 10 in “Make It Red – December” challenge in Flower Works group (December 2013)

Joint Winner in “Remembrance Day Red” challenge in Flower Works – Photographs and Paintings group (November 2011)

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  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...about 3 years ago

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful!!!

  • Thank you, Lorilee!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • EbyArts
    EbyArtsabout 3 years ago

    Love the complementary contrast here between red flowers and the green background.
    Love these little red flowers.

  • Thanks, Eby! The texture brought out the contrast a lot.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Teresa Pople
    Teresa Popleabout 3 years ago

    I love the rich rich colour you’ve created here Celeste, delicious velvetyness . . . . .

  • Thank you, Teresa! In this one, the texture layer really helped bring out the color.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsabout 3 years ago

  • Thank you for the welcome!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Johanna26
    Johanna26about 3 years ago

    A fabulous shot Celeste…. the cactus flowers can be so beauiful…..as these are .. Johanna

  • Thanks, Johanna! I’m glad you like it!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • hilarydougill
    hilarydougillabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations on being this week’s avatar in all about flowers. hugsxxx

  • Thank you, Hilary! What an honor!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • mom23girls
    mom23girlsabout 3 years ago

    So beautiful!

  • Thank you for the lovely comment!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganabout 3 years ago

    beautiful image

  • Thank you, Tina!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteabout 3 years ago

    Awesome work my friend.

  • I’m glad you like it – thanks for your lovely comment!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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