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Golden barrel flowers

Golden barrel flowers
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Copyright: Josh Ackerman (joshack) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 14 W: 0 N: 20] (110)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09-18
Categories: Cacti
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ10, Kenko UV 58mm
Exposure: f/4.6, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Cacti and deserts [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-07-12 19:22
Viewed: 4109
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Flowers of the Echinocactus grusonii (golden barrel cactus). The flies/bees feasting on pollen actually don't pollenate this cactus. It has seed pods located underneath the flowers in the white, fuzzy region.

Originating in Mexico, this popular cactus reaches up to 6 ft (1.8 m) in height and spread. It has a single, globe-shaped, pale green body that stretches upwards in maturity, becoming barrel-shaped. This stem is heavily ribbed with numerous areoles sprouting radial, yellow spines. In summer, larger cacti produce a circle of vivid, yellow flowers from a crown at the top of the plant.

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Very nice composition!

Stunning colour, unique composition Josh. Overall all a very interesting capture. Good work.

I like this photo and it's colors.
Good Luck

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