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This cactus plant in my neighbor's yard stands 4 to 5 meters tall. To shoot this I was on top of the block wall that separates our yards and it still towered way over my head.
-=\Walter
Actually, Anne Worner set me straight. ". . . a succulent and not a cactus though, possibly in the euphorbia species."
Anne is correct. Leave it to a Texan to know her cactus plants.
Thanks, Anne.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D200 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18.0-270.0 mm f/3.5-6.3
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:9 Jun 2012 - 3:39 PM
Focal Length:270mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.3
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:More Cactus
Username:gajewski gajewski
Uploaded:12 Jun 2012 - 7:28 AM
Tags:Flowers & plants, Wildlife / nature
Votes:32
Voters:andylea · gazlowe · marktc · WhiteRose1 · annettep38 · jennialexander · AnnChown · PattiW · taggart · tmann · mrswoolybill · CarolG · nicedayout · barbarahirst · Michaela_Solway · morpheus1955 · Anna_W · mikbee · nonur · sweetpea62 · Jocelia · pronabk · nikshot · Joline · reflectionsinlight · meniko · milky · Lillian · Hop-A-Long · Jat_Riski · AnneWorner · helenlinda ·
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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jun 2012 - 7:30 AM

wonderful dof walter brilliant detail and light super colours and tones a belter nice one Wink
andy

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marktc
marktc Plus Member 460 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jun 2012 - 8:45 AM

Great control of DoF Walter, fantastic detail in those tiny leaves and thorns. Great colour too... Watch out for standing on brick walls though!

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 41169 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England139 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jun 2012 - 8:45 AM

Looks vicious, Walter, not something you would want to fall of that wall into! A good close, detailed crop giving an almost abstract image.

Dave

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AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jun 2012 - 11:30 AM

This is a great pov Walter with fine dof.
Ann

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taggart
taggart Plus Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jun 2012 - 12:31 PM

Good to focus smack on those thorns--- and I love the supporting, contemplating shadow---
birdlike.

You are inspiring me to have a look around for some thorns---excellent macro photography!

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tmann
tmann Plus Member 10tmann vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jun 2012 - 1:43 PM

wow, wild use of dof and such a stunning shot - wow!!

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jun 2012 - 5:05 PM

one must be a p...k to climb these trees.
If you hadn't told us would have taken it for a macro.

any which way, if you use this for a hedge you got a green burglar alarm for free!!

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jun 2012 - 6:23 PM

I cant wait to see the flower of this interesting looking plant .
kinda glad its not in my back yard though

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Michaela_Solway
Michaela_Solway Plus Member 4Michaela_Solway vcard
12 Jun 2012 - 7:13 PM

Ouch
. Great crop of this spiny plant... Excellent use of dof

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 Plus Member 8morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jun 2012 - 7:35 PM

Brilliant shot, superb detail and dof.

Hugh

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mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jun 2012 - 8:52 PM

Certainly a biggie here Walter !!
Well lit with the shadows.
Super shot.
Mick.

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Anna_W
Anna_W Plus Member 3Anna_W vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jun 2012 - 9:14 PM

Blimey Walter, sounds a bit intrepid to be scaling a wall with your camera gear, hope you made it down again in one piece! You've shown us something that many of us wouldn't ordinarily get to see and I really like the abstract pattern to this one, especially the central shadow which rather reminds me of Big Bird Smile
Regards
Anna

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nonur
nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jun 2012 - 9:55 PM

Wonderful close-up, Walter!SmileSmileSmile

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gajewski
gajewski Plus Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jun 2012 - 11:10 PM


Quote: . . . the central shadow which rather reminds me of Big Bird Smile
Regards
Anna

Wow -- never noticed that but I agree -- a shadow of Big Bird.
-=\Walter

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 Plus Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2012 - 12:12 AM

Lovely light and detail Walter.well done..Lin

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Jocelia
Jocelia Plus Member 3Jocelia vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2012 - 2:50 AM

Excellent close up and interesting focus and commentary.
'Prickley Pear' is a noxious weeds here. Introduced to knock out something else.
Alot of the out back bush area here is covered with it. Far too dangerous to eradicate
even by burning or spraying. It sends out seeds if it is threatened.
You wouldn't want to fall on it and that is for sure……..Well done though Walter……

Jocelia……….

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gajewski
gajewski Plus Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2012 - 5:42 AM


Quote: . . .
'Prickley Pear' is a noxious weeds here. Introduced to knock out something else.
Alot of the out back bush area here is covered with it. Far too dangerous to eradicate
even by burning or spraying. It sends out seeds if it is threatened.

Jocelia……….

Time to start eating it. It is served out here in Mexican restaurants.

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Joline
Joline Plus Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2012 - 8:51 PM

Coming from "back East" the only cactus I see are growing in my little table garden. Must be amazing to see them this size.

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gajewski
gajewski Plus Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jun 2012 - 8:54 PM


Quote: Coming from "back East" the only cactus I see are growing in my little table garden. Must be amazing to see them this size.

I still can't get used to it -- having grown up in Western NY State (Buffalo).
-=\Walter

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reflectionsinlight
reflectionsinlight Plus Member 2reflectionsinlight vcard England
14 Jun 2012 - 12:05 AM

clean sharp with good DOF

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meniko
meniko Plus Member 3meniko vcard Cyprus
15 Jun 2012 - 10:00 PM

I like your green period a lot!
the macro photography distinguished the beauty of this plant
Meniko

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milky
milky Plus Member 11milky vcard Wales
16 Jun 2012 - 2:14 AM

Great shot wouldin like to fall on it Excellent work-------Gary--(milky)

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Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jun 2012 - 12:34 AM

looks like young 'prickles' there Walter
a great detailed shot
Lillian

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner Plus Member 7619 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States43 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 1:12 PM

I applaud you for climbing up to get this Wink It's a nice close-up of it with the thorns showing very well. Nice dof and I like that cast shadow also.

I'm thinking this is a succulent and not a cactus though, possibly in the euphorbia species.

Anne

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gajewski
gajewski Plus Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 5:20 PM

Anne, looking up the euphorbia species of succulent, I believe you are correct. Thank you for setting this straight.
-=\Walter

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