Photographed in Sedona on a recent trip to Arizona, USA. The snowfall from the day before had begun to thaw and this shot was of a ‘prickly pear cactus’.
Taken handheld with a Nikon D300s and a Nikkor 24/85 lens (in Macro setting) at a focal length of 75mm. F Stop 5.6, shutter speed of 1/500th sec and an ISO value of 100. Shot in RAW and in manual mode with post processing was done in CS5. Matrix metering was used.