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Old Jun 3, 2010, 9:52 PM   #1
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I've seen lots of cacti and lots of coral but, I have never seen a "coral cactus" until this weekend.
I spotted it sitting on the lower shelf of a planter on the patio at the kid's house. I took a quick shot with the 50mm 1.7 then picked it up and set it on the table to get some closeups with the 90mm +2XTC










I was quite taken with the beauty of this plant.
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Old Jun 3, 2010, 10:26 PM   #2
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wow, ive never seen anything quite like that. Great series
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Ditto. Such an unusual & lovely plant. Nice series GW !
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New one for me as well, the last 2 shots are just brilliant!
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Wow - great looking plant, really like the second and last shot.
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Old Jun 4, 2010, 10:51 AM   #6
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Very nicely done GW.
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Very interesting plant, very nice photos - love the textures!
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Old Jun 4, 2010, 1:53 PM   #8
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Thank you guys, glad you like it.
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It was a new one for me, too - I looked it up and found out that it is not a cactus at all, and is even a composite of two plants! It is a Euphorbia, grafted onto another stock (either another Euphorb, or a real cactus). The top plant is rather rare in the wild, and so is propagated artificially by this grafting process Several varieties of different colors have been developed. I posted a similar graft of two cacti a while ago in this thread:

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/cl...0-flowers.html
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Everything has already been said... really amazing, whatever it is.
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