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Standing Tall

Standing Tall
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Copyright: karen abel (kabel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 61 W: 0 N: 95] (552)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-04-04
Categories: Desert
Camera: Nikon D7000, Nikkor 18-105mm VR
Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-05-09 7:20
Viewed: 1553
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello all, the Saguaro cacti (Carnegiea gigantea) is an arborescent (tree-like) cactus species in the monotypic genus Carnegiea, which can grow to be over 20 meters (~70 ft) tall. It is native to the Sonoran Desert in the U.S. state of Arizona, the Mexican state of Sonora, and the Whipple Mountains and Imperial County areas of California.(Wikipedia) The saguaro can live from 80 to 100 years old and some have been known to live as long as 150 years. They have night blooming flowers. Also, harming a saguaro cacti is illegal in the state of Arizona. The saguaro is an important source of food and shelter for the Tohono O’odham native American Indians. Saguaro spines are sometimes used as sewing needles and the ribs are used to make harvesting tools.(Wikipedia)
I took this photo in the Catalina State Park area of Tucson. there are many wonderful hiking trails in that park.

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Hi Karen, Details note comes with this image. Indeed they are very tall. Your POV has a nice effect to the cactus, and they seem taller than the sky and the space in the FG has strength the scale too. Nice details and clarity with great light control. Thank for sharing

Bonsoir Karen,
Agréable valorisation du sujet sous une belle lumière et dans une bonne composition.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
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Hi Karen,some problem in the resizing process,but the pic is truly nice,great capture showing us this big and interesting cactus not often seen on TN,perfect detail,colors ane exposure,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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