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Burgers Animal Park (Burgers Dierenpark)
Arnhem, the Netherlands


Yellow flowers on a large cactus, photographed in the “Dessert Display Halls” of the zoo.
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Technical details

Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera and
Tamron AF70-300mm Tele-macro1:2 lens
Exposure 1/125 sec, f. 8,0 mm
focal length 200 mm , ISO 200
Date: July 2011
201 views on Sept 7, 2011

Features and Top10 placements
Featured in Blooms – All season flowers (July 13, 2011)
Featured in #1 Artists of Redbubble – Flowers on Parade (July 17, 2011)
Featured in Nature’s wonders (July 19, 2011)
Top 10 in Cactus or succulents – Gorgeous flower cards (July 22, 2011)
Top10 in Yellow Flowers – in: Enchanted Flowers
(Sept. 7, 2011)
Top 10 in Either yellow or purple – monochrome in colour
Top10 in “A prickly plant- Gorgeous Flower Cards” (Feb.21, 2012)
Thank you so much to the hosts of these marvellous groups and challenges

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Steppeland (pseudonym) is a Flemish photographer, living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Her main area’s of interest are Nature Photography, Street photography and Photojournalism. Recently she also explores different digital art techniques, mainly based on her own photographs.
More of her work can be seen at DeviantArt and 500px

Comments and feed-back always welcome! Thanks for looking!

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  • steppeland
    steppelandalmost 3 years ago

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 3 years ago

  • Thanks, Ray!

    – steppeland

  • naturelover
    natureloveralmost 3 years ago

    Very unusual flower, excellent capture!

  • Thanks a lot, Pauline, for your visit, great comments and favs. Your support and encouragement mean a lot!

    – steppeland

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonalmost 3 years ago

    Great capture

  • Thank you, dear, much appreciated!

    – steppeland

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepalmost 3 years ago

    very beautiful capture!

  • Thank you so much, Gena, for your visit and kind comments! Your support means a lot!

    – steppeland

  • Paul Hickson
    Paul Hicksonalmost 3 years ago

    wow interesting flower, beautiful yet deadly with those thorns

  • Thank you, Paul! Indeed, not very hug-able LOL

    – steppeland

    JUSTARTalmost 3 years ago

    beautiful shot

  • Thank you so much, Sylvia!

    – steppeland

  • Yannik Hay
    Yannik Hayalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful desert beauty indeed. Cheers :)

  • Thank you Yannik, happy you like it!

    – steppeland

  • Evita
    Evitaalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful work !!! Congratulations on your feature July 13th, 2011!

  • Aww, thank you so much, Evita. It’s an honour to be featured in this marvellous group!

    – steppeland

  • buttafli
    buttaflialmost 3 years ago

    beautiful :)

  • Thank you so much!

    – steppeland

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