In the early morning of summer, before the Arizona sun gets high in the air and the heat becomes oppressive, the Trichocereus cactus flower starts to awaken and unfurl. It will then open into a magnificent bloom. This flower is usually 3- 5 inches or more across when fully open and lasts only for half a day. When the sun is high in the sky and the mid-day heat is hovering around 90 or more the bloom fades.

Photo of the Trichocereus Cactus flower. The flower color of the Trichocereus can range from white, yellow, pink or red. The flowers range in size from 3 to 5 inches in diameter and in depth. These beauties bloom explosively and are often gone by noon. Photograph was taken in Arizona.

  1. Featured in The World As We See It , or as we missed it. 11/24/2010

Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ28
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  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELalmost 4 years ago

  • Thanks Andrea for accepting my photo.

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  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawalmost 4 years ago

    Excellent macro work and processing Lucinda

  • Thank you very much Bob.

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  • Sharksladie
    Sharksladiealmost 4 years ago

    Very nice Lucinda!

  • Thank you very much Stephanie. Appreciate your comments.

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  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful work, Lucinda!

  • Thank you very much Barbara.

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  • trish725
    trish725almost 4 years ago

  • Trish thank you very much for the feature.

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  • bluerabbit
    bluerabbitalmost 4 years ago

    Amazing in black and white!

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  • TheBrit
    TheBritover 3 years ago

    Beautiful work! Love the feel to this!

  • Thank you very much for your wonderful comments.

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