Nevada, USA – (2009.JUN.30)

Cactus – What A Prick! Challenge on New Mexico


Cactus, Cactii, Cactum Challenge on This, That, & The Other Thing
Cactus and Other Succulents Challenge on
Just Flowers


Canon 350D EOS
Sigma 70/300mm

JASC PaintShop Pro x7

Views: 224 (2010.APR.12)


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Great Basin Life exists … between … high desert expanses and majestic mountain wilderness.

Daily, I watch the winds of change sweeping away what remains of our western culture and heritage, and the land that has produced them.

My mission is to preserve as much as I can, of that which will soon vanish, through my photography.

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  • wayne51
    wayne51about 5 years ago

    Nice shot Arla. Hard to believe that a bloom like this is on a Cactus. Wayne

  • Thank you, Wayne!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • KatsEye
    KatsEyeabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful color and amazing capture.

  • Thanks so much, KatsEye!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Ralph Angelillo
    Ralph Angelilloabout 5 years ago

    Very nice shot Arla ! I like the “haziness” of the flower. real nice effect !

  • Thank you, Ralph!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • walela
    walelaabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful, Arla!

  • Thanks, Walela!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Lynn Bawden
    Lynn Bawdenabout 5 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful on the color and your capture, Arla…Lynn

  • Thanks so much, Lynn!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Appel
    Appelabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful! Like the soft effect, a great contrast to the cactus!

  • Thank you, Ann!!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • arvyart
    arvyartabout 5 years ago

    Amazing barrel! Nice blossom with pins in the bckg! :)

  • Thanks, Arvy. :)

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Susan Bergstrom
    Susan Bergstromabout 5 years ago

    Just stunning work Arla…!!!

  • Thanks very much, Susan!

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • Karen K Smith
    Karen K Smithabout 5 years ago

    Excellent macro composition..awesome color:)

  • Thanks, Karen!! :)

    – Arla M. Ruggles

  • dove99
    dove99over 4 years ago

    This would like good in the latest New Mexico challenge! Beautiful.

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