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Joshua Tree National Park, California

Nikon D2x ,Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D ED-IF AF-S
1/80s f/11.0 at 22.0mm iso100, -0.3 EV, Polarizer

Backlit light makes the spines glow, but this is a very dangerous cactus to come in contact with as the spines are difficult to remove.

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desert, cactus, joshua tree national park

I started photographing when I was 14, taking slides with an early Pentax 35mm. I took a photography class at 16 and began using a 4×5 view camera with my own darkroom. In 2002 digital emerged which envigorated my passion in the visual arts. In the last 5-6 years I’ve started documenting and developing a visual framework to cultivate “seeing” that can be shared with others on their path of becoming visual artists.

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  • stevebisho
    stevebishoover 4 years ago

    nice shot!!

  • Polly x
    Polly xover 4 years ago

    Lovely wide angle effect on this Zane.

  • Thanks Polly!

    – Zane Paxton

  • Camilla Wall
    Camilla Wallabout 4 years ago

  • christopher363
    christopher363about 4 years ago

    Great wide angle perspective and perfect demonstration of the plant and surrounding vegetation cover. The picture makes me want to be out there. Congratulations on the feature

  • Thanks Christopher!

    – Zane Paxton

  • wolfepaw
    wolfepawabout 4 years ago

    Gorgeous shot!

  • Dinni H
    Dinni Habout 4 years ago

    fantastic shot! love how you got the lighting here!

  • Susanne Correa
    Susanne Correaabout 4 years ago

  • danamh40
    danamh40about 4 years ago

    Beautiful work…great capture…congratulations on your feature!! :o)

  • Krokokaro
    Krokokaroabout 4 years ago

    very inspiring!

  • Ryan Davison Crisp
    Ryan Davison C...about 4 years ago

    excellent composition

  • Thanks Ryan!

    – Zane Paxton

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