Cactus Flower Pictures
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HD Sized Cactus Flower

Nikon D200 camera, 105mm f2.8 macro at f36, ISO 100, 1/13s from 2009.  Matrix metered, straight jpeg from camera, with no curves, levels, color adjustment, or sharpening applied.  Cropped to 1920x1200 pixel resolution from original.

Cane Cholla Cactus Flower from 2016


Cactus Flower from March 2009, Color Reference Working Copy

Cactus Flower from the Davis Mountains, Texas, from 2001.  The dark thing is an ant.  Kodachrome (slide) film, Olympus OM2n, Vivitar 90mm macro lens for close-ups.

Flowering Cactus

Nikon F2 with Nikon 180mm f2.8 ED lens for the above.

Orange, Yellow, and Pink Cactus Flowers

5/2004 Davis Mountains, TX, USA


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Horse Crippler

Taken in the Davis Mountains. Check out the ant for scale. This was referred to as a "Horse Crippler" by the locals.  They close up in the evening!  Found that out as I set up my camera, had to come back the next day.  Email me if you know more about this type of cactus, it's a beauty, the pic doesn't do it justice... Olympus OM2n camera, Vivitar 90mm f2.5 macro lens.

Per Kendra: This cactus is a cane cholla (Opuntia imbricata).  They are all over the Davis Mountains...

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Cactus Flower # 2


Ants Dig the Cactus Flowers


Davis Mountains, April 14, 2010.  1/40s at f16, Nikon D200 & Nikon 105mm macro lens, tripod mounted.  I needed this relatively fast macro fstop & shutter speed to freeze the ants.  They don't stay still for long.  They're antsy!

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