After the seventh wettest winter on record in 2010, the flowers in southern Arizona, USA, were spectacular, especially the cactus flowers. These are the flowers on a prickly pear hybrid. I’ve never seen flowers like these before. There’s a pink vein running down the center of the petals.
Photographed with a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 with a Dynamic Auto-Painter treatment applied.
“Cactus Flowers” has been featured in: VISUAL ARTISTS OF GREEN VALLEY/June, 2010