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lomitamike Apr 8, 2011 11:09 PM

Cactus bloom in AZ
 
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While visiting family in AZ one of the neighbors had a great display of blooming cactus. The owner said they bloom for only one day.

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lomitamike Apr 8, 2011 11:11 PM

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I managed to pull off these shots handheld. Luckily I had good light.
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lomitamike Apr 8, 2011 11:13 PM

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getting a little closer
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lomitamike Apr 8, 2011 11:14 PM

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And closer
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lomitamike Apr 8, 2011 11:16 PM

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One last shot.
Thanks for the look.
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banksy Apr 9, 2011 10:35 PM

Classic case of right place at the right time. Nice captures.

Walter C Apr 11, 2011 10:03 AM

Good timing for your visit. I especially like #2

onlooker Apr 13, 2011 11:11 PM

Beautifully clear and detailed shots Lomitamike. #3 is superb. Yes, they do only open for one day, but usually there is a profusion of buds so that they flower in waves - each wave lasting a day.
Bernice

lomitamike Apr 15, 2011 10:35 AM

Thanks everyone for your replies. Bernice I wondered about the one day bloom, I never made it back over there after my initial visit. Thanks for the clarification.


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