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Copyright: Michael Hastriter (devildoc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 57 N: 186] (2851)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-25
Categories: Insects, Desert, Humorous, Cacti
Camera: Nikon D90, AF-S VR Micro Nikkor 105mm 1:2.8 G ED, Quantaray 62mm Multi Coated UV
Exposure: f/11, 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-31 23:52
Viewed: 3257
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
NOTE: the very small ant between the two blossom buds! Unfortunately, I was not around to photograph the actual blossom. These are buds of the Organ Pipe cactus. Unlike so many cacti whose blossom occurs at the apex of the plant or its leaves, the Organ Pipe blossoms emerge along the lateral vertical seam of the 5 or six sided main stalk. The epithet Organ Pipe is descriptive of the column-like stalks that appear as the a "pipe organ". Spines occur only along the vertical seams, while the broad areas between the seams are devoid of spines, but are smooth.

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really great closeup of the plant wonderful colors. tfs.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2011-08-01 8:33]

Hi Michael.
It is a very attractive plant and buds are really fine. You have presented them perfectly. I am amazed with superb details of the buds (the small ant is a charming bonus), natural lighting, very nice absolutely smooth BG. I also welcome wonderful framing of the most impressive (I think) part of the plant. Best regards and TFS.
P.S. Thanks you so much for your decision to mark me as a favorite TN-member. It is very honorable for me.

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