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Copyright: karen abel (kabel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 61 W: 0 N: 95] (552)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-05-28
Categories: Cacti
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX120
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Cacti and deserts [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-05-31 8:53
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Points: 2
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Barrel cacti in the Mojave Desert within the Valley of Fire state park.
"Barrel cacti are classified into the two genera Echinocactus and Ferocactus, both of which are found in the Southwest Desert of North America." (www.wikipedia.com)
These barrel cacti have been known to reach 10 ft. Although these cacti begin to bloom in April, these did not have any blooms. I discovered these along the trail that leads to the fire wave in the Valley of Fire state park.

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  • waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
  • [2013-07-30 18:27]

Hi Karen,

This are very common in the Southern California area. There are also lots of them in Death Valley. A good place to shoot them with the background. This is a nice details and close up of them. Very prickerly aren't they?

p.s. before I have a Cannon 5D Mark II 5 years ago. I used D20. I still use it as a backup or as a second with a different lens on it.


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