Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Small Mammillaria sp.

13 comments:

Sérgio Pontes said...

Excelente, adorei os tons e a perspectiva!

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

Your flora photos are always spectacular! I'm sure you could sell these to some plant magazines!

Stickup Artist said...

What a beautiful flowering cactus! The angle you shot it from is inspired (!) showing it off to great effect. The needles are patterned like many organized stars. A galaxy unto itself.

P.S. Yes, it was a pine cone from the Coulter Pine only found in the coastal mountains of southern California. It is the largest pine cone in the world! Each year a $1000 reward is given to whoever finds the biggest one that year. We have a couple at home but are still on the lookout for "the big one!"

Cildemer said...

Lindo, mas atenção que pica;o)

Fco. Javier said...

Preciosa imagen, una pasada, me encanta.

Un saludo.

Inger-M said...

Beautiful, and a very interesting angle!

טיסות said...

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Genie said...

Jm....This is a spectacular capture of one impressive cactus. The blooms are so lovely but the rest yells OUCH to me loudly. I really like the way the shot looks with the red background. What a delightful image you have given us today.

Amin said...

Thank You very much for sharing! I have not seen before it! Wonderful photo!

Sailor said...

Isn't that a very rare occasion?
I am not very familiar with cactus but I have heard that they bloom very rare.

JM said...

@Sailor: Most cacti take a long time before they bloom for the first time, but once they do, they will bloom every year. Mine do! :-)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That is absolutely beautiful!! I am honored that you took time to look at my cacti post. My pictures pale next to yours. Thank you so much for sharing.

SKIZO said...

AFabulousPicture