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Copyright: Pedro Montes (periko) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-01-30
Categories: Cacti
Camera: Nikon D7000
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-03-26 18:42
Viewed: 2003
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Nopal (Opuntia ficus-indica) is a cactus which is found from the north to the center of Mexico, in arid and semi-arid zones, being more abundant in the Central Highlands.
It grows with flat, rounded cladodes (also called platyclades) armed with two kinds of spines: large, smooth, fixed spines and small, hairlike prickles called glochids, that easily penetrate skin and detach from the plant.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-03-26 19:08]

Hello Pedro,
A wonderful photo of this beautiful cactus thriving in the wide open spaces. Sharply focused throughout entire frame and displaying vivid yet natural colors. Surrounded by amber colored sage grass and dark green shrubs with an attractive blue sky as a BG. Very eye catching!!

Ciao Pedro, fantastic cactus in a beautiful landscape, superb sky, wonderful natural colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done my friend, Happy Easter, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-03-27 1:37]

Hi Pedro,spectacular capture of this cactus,the composition is lovely and the perspective too,i like the perfect sharpness and the beautiful background showing us its habitat too.Happy Easter and thanks for share,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-03-27 1:52]

Hello Pedro,
Very beautiful photo in a great composition. Excellent sharpness, details, DOF and fine natural colours.
Happy Easter,

Hello Pedro,
Truly beautiful presentation of this Cactus against blue sky where Cirrus clouds are floating. Excellent color and exposure. Good details and nice shadow of Cactus.
Thanks and regards,

Hello Pedro
Wow, super sharp detail of this amazing cactus. Beautifully composed with the blue sky and arid landscape. Looks like it would be very painful getting a thorn on your skin.
TFS Janice

Hola Pedro,
very inviting presentation of Opuntia in the landscape of its genuine habitat. You have presented it in a beautifully well composed scenery of amazing depth, perfect direction of light and shadow, and pleasantly rich natural colours. Thank you!
With best regards,

Hi Pedro,
nice pic to show this interesting cactus in the semi-desert landscape.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2016-03-30 10:31]

Hola Pedro,
Nice choice of point of view ..
Excellent clarity, sharp details and wonderful colors.
Best wishes,

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