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Blooming Ocotillo

Blooming Ocotillo
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Copyright: Randy Dillinger (Dillinger) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 44 W: 16 N: 63] (217)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-07
Categories: Desert, Flowers
Exposure: f/7.6
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-05-16 23:34
Viewed: 3066
Points: 6
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Despite drought conditions that have affected the Southwest USA this year, the deserts are still in bloom. This is a close-up picture of an Ocotillo in bloom, photographed in Saguaro National Park near Tucson.

The Ocotillo features a number of slender, spiny branches, growing upward from the ground. This particular plant was about 6-to-7 feet tall.

I do not know much about this plant, except that (in my opinion) it is one of the lovelier plants in the Southwest USA desert. More detail about the Ocotillo is listed at www.desertusa.com/nov96/du_ocotillo.html as well as on Wikipedia.

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Great color - bright red, vivid blue!
Welcome to TrekNature! :) Hope to see a lot more of your stuff.

Hello Randy! Wonderful colors. Very good lightness and sharpness. Original POV. Very interesting effect. Good luck!

Hi Randy,
Very nice close-up shot of the desert plant, sharp where it needs, and well-blurred in the bg. Fine compo and image overall, the only, minor negative point is some smaller parts of the red became blown out. Otherwise - congratulations.
Tfs, best regards, László

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