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Cactus flower – May 18, 2013

Cactus flower

This flower comes from a cactus that is sometimes reffered to as an Easter Lilly cactus. These cacti bloom close to Easter. Jaz noticed this one getting ready to bloom, so I set the 30D up on a tripod with the timer and took the above pictures. Total elapsed time was just under 3 hours.


Cactus Flower – February 27, 2013

Inside the Flower

Inside the Flower 2

I’ve been sick for about 1 week, so I’m making up for some of the images I was not able to post in a timely manner.

So cactus get these incredible flowers on them, usually in late  March. They bloom, and close and die in a span of several hours to 1 day. They are incredible beautiful.  They attract insects, and can smell really good, or really bad. Some use fly’s to pollinate, and they will smell like dead or rotting meat, or worse. Again visiting 2005, which means the Olympus C750UZ, ISO-50, F3.2, 1/80 sec,  6mm focal length, in Macro mode.