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I thought that I would try a presentation that would illustrate the stages from bud to flower of a Forest Cactus. There were 4 - 5 days between each stage, which made this the longest time, to date, that I have taken to finalise a picture for upload.

This pot plant usually bears 4 full displays of blooms every year, the final one being, usually, at Christmas/New Year.

My thanks for all your interest in my photos,and I hope that you will find this one interesting.

Brian.

Camera:Pentax Optio S50 Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:5.4-16.2mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:A Blooming Performance.
Username:Brilane Brilane
Uploaded:21 May 2007 - 12:33 PM
Tags:Flowers & plants, Forest cactus, Pot plant
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catnappin
catnappin  7666 forum posts United Kingdom
21 May 2007 - 12:48 PM

What a wonderful series of images.
Jacqui

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User_Removed
21 May 2007 - 1:00 PM

First class presentation. Smile

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2007 - 2:12 PM

WOW! colorful and complete-- a great series of these cactus -- 4 bloom times per year? Wonderful!


jennnnn

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dianah
dianah  824474 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2007 - 2:32 PM

What a lot of hard work and persistance..a great montage telling a whole story.
Di

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Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2007 - 3:48 PM

A very dilligent photographer Brian . Smile A great lot of blooming cactus . I know you were trying to show which came first but to me the black numerals are slightly distracting . I suppose it would look fine in a botany book . If it were mine and I hung it on the wall I'd like it just plain please xxx

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Sylviwhalley
Sylviwhalley e2 Member 797 forum postsSylviwhalley vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2007 - 5:38 PM

Lovely series, Beautiful colours.
Sylvia

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S_Boulding
21 May 2007 - 8:09 PM

nice series! well captured!! xx

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2007 - 11:01 PM

Nice presentation. Mine only blooms once, but for a long time.

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phototime
phototime  8 United Kingdom
22 May 2007 - 1:04 AM

Fantastic work here,lovely colours and detail,beautiful.



Mo.

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alpha788
alpha788  8 Canada
22 May 2007 - 2:02 AM

Wonderful series of images Brian - good idea and well captured

Stan

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TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9187 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2007 - 2:36 AM

Excellent compilation!
Ty

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AlanBW
AlanBW  8 England
22 May 2007 - 7:52 AM

Quality sequence of images Brian

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riffusraffus
22 May 2007 - 8:55 AM

What a great image idea , you are imaginative , i like it ...Riff

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piccy
piccy  8 Wales
22 May 2007 - 9:06 AM

Great title for this excellent flowering progressioin.
Freda

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Newtman
Newtman  85 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2007 - 1:47 PM

A lovely story in six pictures.

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GlynnisFrith
GlynnisFrith e2 Member 7GlynnisFrith vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2007 - 3:20 PM

Super idea & different
thanks
Glynnis

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trissie
trissie  8 United Kingdom
22 May 2007 - 5:03 PM

A beautiful montage Brian, love all the images showing the different flowering sequence.
Thankyou for your support and comments.

Trish x

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GeorgeRusky
22 May 2007 - 6:56 PM

Interesting montage, Brian
Thank you for your comments.
George.

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ChrisPhotos145
23 May 2007 - 2:01 AM

Wow! This is nice!

I've been doing something similiar with my flower pics, but I'm making little movie slideshows with mine. I never thought to present it the way you have, which is brilliant!

Chris

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kevski
kevski  7 United Kingdom
23 May 2007 - 7:15 AM

Excellent fresh idea,nicely shot and presented.
kev.

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Rogerex
Rogerex  829 forum posts Australia12 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2007 - 10:09 AM

Interesting sequence of shots, nicely assembled.
Roger

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KevinMW
KevinMW  8 Wales
23 May 2007 - 8:48 PM

Excellent sequence depicting the opening of a wonderful bloom. Well done Brian. Thanks for all your comments.

Kevin

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
23 May 2007 - 8:55 PM

Excellent Montage, great idea.
Well done.
Christine

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Barbaraj
Barbaraj  7450 forum posts England
24 May 2007 - 3:59 AM

Splendid series of photos showing the opening of the flower heads.

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2007 - 5:04 AM

Great series. Nicely done. -=\Walter

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GlenD
GlenD  7 United States
24 May 2007 - 5:45 AM

Nicely worked Brian, like the way the buds are stetching for that light.
Great work
Glen

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Libby_M
Libby_M  7 United Kingdom
24 May 2007 - 7:07 AM

this is great work
great colour and detail
well taken and shown

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2007 - 3:12 PM

Good idea.Makes a flower pic more interesting.
Mick.

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panda
panda  10 England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2007 - 4:36 PM

Great series, tells the whole story, well done.

Regards Phil

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pennyspike
pennyspike  112068 forum posts United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2007 - 10:00 PM

I like the story line.
Penny

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Gecko
Gecko  825 forum posts Australia
25 May 2007 - 8:34 AM

Well deserved 30!! great series. Pam

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gingerdelight
25 May 2007 - 11:59 AM

Blooming fantastic!!!!
Love Carol xxx

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25 May 2007 - 8:10 PM

Well worth all the effort, static time lapse - great idea. Terrific composition.
Les

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FlutrByShutrBy
26 May 2007 - 3:08 PM

Very pretty Cactus blossom! These are such fun plants! The color, lighting and presentation is wonderful Brian! Thanks for sharing with us. Have a good trip! Jenn

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