Close up of a cactus blossom just before blooming. And believe it or not this cactus spends the winter inside and the summer in the garden near the German Alps!

Genus: Echinopsis
Nikon D200. Sigma 50 mm. Captured in RAW.

Featured in Gorgeous Flower Cards, Nikon DSLR Users Group, Unlimited Quality Photography, Focus and Lighting and 1:1 Macro Photography

25.03.2013, 948 Views


500views, blossom, bud, cactus, floral, flower, macro, feeture, closeup, purple, pink, bloom, echinopsis

Born in Scotland, at home in Europe, I am a passionate semi-professional photographer with eclectic tastes who loves to travel and capture images of our beautiful world. Check out my gallery or contact me directly for contract work or customization.
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  • Daniel J. McCauley IV
    Daniel J. McCa...about 5 years ago

    Beauty! Wonderful colors! Gorgeous image!

  • Thank you, Daniel! I’m so pleased you like this so much. The cactus was actually covered in buds at all stages – very beautiful to see.

    – Kasia-D

  • Sharon House
    Sharon Houseabout 5 years ago

    Such a beautiful dreamy image – and a gorgeous colour. Love this.

  • Sharona, thank you too!

    – Kasia-D

  • Caterpillar
    Caterpillarabout 5 years ago


  • Kasia, thank you very much for your YS!

    – Kasia-D

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 5 years ago


  • Lorilee, thank you!

    – Kasia-D

  • redrosedigital
    redrosedigitalabout 5 years ago

    Lovely softness and colour. It’s amazing how something so spiky can produce such a pretty flower.

  • Thank you! I often wonder that myself. The flowers are so lovely.

    – Kasia-D

  • Denis Molodkin
    Denis Molodkinabout 5 years ago

    Fantastic work, instant fave!

  • Denis, thank you for your great compliment!

    – Kasia-D

  • Christophe Testi
    Christophe Testiabout 5 years ago

    Stunning shot!

  • Thank you, Christophe. I’m pleased you like this series.

    – Kasia-D

  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrariabout 5 years ago

    Amazing image and amazing how it lives Kasia! Fave!

  • Vicki, I’m honoured by your your star and comment. I spent ages with my nose and camera stuck in this plant which was fully of buds and blossoms, all so beautiful among those spiky thorns…

    – Kasia-D

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownabout 5 years ago

    Apart from the obvious beauty of this shot I was drawn to this particular image because of the vibrant colours & contrasts. Top quality artwork!!

  • Robin, thank you for your very kind words both for the bud and for my work. Lovely to hear.

    – Kasia-D

  • lanebrain photography
    lanebrain phot...about 5 years ago

    Kasia….All I can say is this is beautiful photography! Well done! Terry

  • Terry, thank you so much. I appreciate this very much!

    – Kasia-D

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