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I was coming out of the supermarket, and I saw this gorgeous cactus growing in a pot on someone's window-sill. As it was in their garden, I knocked on their door and asked, in very broken greek, if they would mind me taking a few hurried pics of it, and here are the results.

I hope the weather is being kind to you this weekend, we are suffering very strong winds here, and I am wondering what damage there is going to be in the garden when it finally abates.

Camera:Olympus FE-210
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:creamy cactus
Username:CarolG CarolG
Uploaded:12 Oct 2008 - 6:51 AM
Tags:Cactus, Close-up, Close-up / macro, Flower, Flowers & plants, General, Plant, Stamens
Votes:76
Voters:Costy · LynneJoyce · VIKI · johnagrelsmith · Buffalo_Tom · DOGSBODY · Rock · Arty · cjl47 · lonely_oryx · BERTRAM · Tomaz · old timer · SurreyHillsMan · sunshot · ann_g · Dugud · BURNSIE · User_Removed · viscostatic · RTDS · Ray42 · brianhaslam · mrsvee · gillykins · pluckyfilly · Dotrob · greatdog · pentony · Sylviwhalley · RachelMB · MRSbiscuit60 · SandraKay · Cabit · craggwildlifephotography · piccy · Scaramanga · hellsbells8868 · derekv · Silverzone · whiteswan01 · dianah · GalleryGirl · dven · halena2 · jaktis · Joline · nigele1 · MickyMc · pamelajean · SoulOfNature · TiCor · glyndwr · Bob_V · exposure · AliMurray · taggart · HUMIE · User_Removed · Badgerfred · blumonkey · CherryMartin · Bodiewil · Mikelane · glazzaro · franfoto · dawnmichelle · nickyv32 · bunbeam · helenlinda · cassiecat · brownsilent · RuthyJ · mikesmith · crookymonsta · Glostopcat ·
Views:232
Unique Views:88
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Costy
Costy  7483 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2008 - 7:00 AM

Great texture in this shot. Treated and framed well for added effect.

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2008 - 7:03 AM

Very pretty and beautifully presented.

VIKI
VIKI  8 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2008 - 7:04 AM

2 Superb piccies Carol.

johnagrelsmith
12 Oct 2008 - 7:15 AM

Beautiful capture

DOGSBODY
DOGSBODY  61432 forum posts England30 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2008 - 7:34 AM

Beautiful. Fills the frame and has good presentation. Andy

Rock
Rock Plus Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2008 - 7:43 AM

Superb !

Rock

cjl47
cjl47  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2008 - 7:54 AM

Great detail, super presentations, both are lovely.
chris

lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx Plus Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2008 - 7:55 AM

Both gorgeous

BERTRAM
BERTRAM  6 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2008 - 7:57 AM

2 brilliant images,nice presentation.
Dave

old timer
old timer  1055 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2008 - 8:14 AM

Love the detail in this, #1 being my favourite.
Jim

Last Modified By old timer at 12 Oct 2008 - 8:15 AM
SurreyHillsMan
SurreyHillsMan Plus Member 727 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2008 - 8:21 AM

Lovely delicate images Carol

Jon

sunshot
sunshot  10 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2008 - 8:25 AM

two absolute corkers carol, brilliant detail, love v1

marc

ann_g
ann_g  10 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2008 - 8:34 AM

Great macro, love no 1

Dugud
Dugud  7 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2008 - 8:40 AM

2 lovely shots.
Steve

BURNSIE
BURNSIE Plus Member 625 forum postsBURNSIE vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2008 - 8:41 AM

Very nice close up, great spot and well taken.
Burnsie

viscostatic
12 Oct 2008 - 8:57 AM

An excellent close-up Carol. I like the gradual change in the colours of the petals. And I am so glad you also posted a shot of the whole flower.

Phil.

RTDS
RTDS  6 Cyprus
12 Oct 2008 - 9:03 AM

Excellent macro shot with great details/colours.
Robert

Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2008 - 9:06 AM

Great shots - nice delicate images with good details

brianhaslam
12 Oct 2008 - 9:10 AM

More like it.

mrsvee
mrsvee  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2008 - 9:36 AM

Fantastic images Carol.
Great detail & colour.
Well done.
Vee.

gillykins
gillykins  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2008 - 9:36 AM

Two lovely shots Carol, V2 gets my vote!
Gill

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly Plus Member 8325 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2008 - 9:38 AM

lovely lovely - lost for words unusual for me

Dotrob
Dotrob  9 Wales
12 Oct 2008 - 10:00 AM

Great macro shot, love the colour and detail.
Dot

pentony
pentony Plus Member 7pentony vcard England
12 Oct 2008 - 10:18 AM

Love the 1st image....Beautiful..

Pento.

Sylviwhalley
Sylviwhalley Plus Member 899 forum postsSylviwhalley vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2008 - 10:33 AM

Two beautiful shots, love the delicate colours.
Sylvia

RachelMB
RachelMB  842 forum posts England10 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2008 - 11:14 AM

Very pretty flowers! Nice shots.

MRSbiscuit60
12 Oct 2008 - 11:38 AM

Oh Carol these pics are gorgeous and well worth the knock on that door.The weather has been kind to us this week-end. Lovely sun shine for a change.Hope all garden fares well during your windy weather. Trish

SandraKay
SandraKay Plus Member 7233 forum postsSandraKay vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2008 - 12:36 PM

Beautiful captures, especially V1.
Sandra

craggwildlifephotography
craggwildlifephotography Plus Member 696 forum postscraggwildlifephotography vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2008 - 1:41 PM

V1 for me but both good pics.

piccy
piccy  8 Wales
12 Oct 2008 - 1:46 PM

Like them both, wonderful flower.
freda

Scaramanga
Scaramanga Plus Member 737 forum postsScaramanga vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2008 - 2:28 PM

2 beautiful images, love the composition on/in/for V1.

Silverzone
12 Oct 2008 - 3:32 PM

Super result. Sylvia

whiteswan01
12 Oct 2008 - 4:21 PM

stunning closeup spoton
Dawn

dianah
dianah  824474 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2008 - 4:40 PM

Utterly gorgeous Carol..superb macro shot with such delicate detail.
Di

GalleryGirl
12 Oct 2008 - 5:08 PM

Nice find Carol. Super shot.
Marilyn x

halena2
halena2  7 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2008 - 5:31 PM

Excellent images, V1 is really good & well presented.Terry.

jaktis
jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
12 Oct 2008 - 5:40 PM

Lovely soft tones

Peter

Joline
Joline Plus Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2008 - 5:54 PM

What glorious blossoms!!!!!! Amazing that such a plant puts out such beauty. In v1 the upper row of stamens reminds me of eyelashes.

nigele1
nigele1  10
12 Oct 2008 - 6:03 PM

Well worth the ask. In Devon it was very misty tis morning, but very gentle breezes this afternoon. The winds you are getting sound like those I was used to when I was visitng the Aegean late in the season. I hope your garden survives and you still have plenty of opportunities to take your photographs.
Nigel

pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 9865 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1665 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2008 - 6:13 PM

V1 is exquisite, and it's also nice to see the whole flower in V2.

SoulOfNature
12 Oct 2008 - 6:47 PM

Two absolutley gorgeous images Carol,just gorgeous and well presented.

Wishing you a good week.

Jean x

TiCor
TiCor  6 Belgium
12 Oct 2008 - 7:34 PM

Love the details!
Very beautiful!

glyndwr
glyndwr  766 forum posts Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2008 - 7:58 PM

Nice close up detail Carol.

Robert

Bob_V
Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2008 - 8:24 PM

Two beauties Carol, such fantastic work.
Bob

exposure
exposure Plus Member 102056 forum postsexposure vcard England
12 Oct 2008 - 9:08 PM

Beautiful detail and presentation Carol,lovely light and tones.
Pauline.

AliMurray
AliMurray Plus Member 7AliMurray vcard Scotland
12 Oct 2008 - 9:29 PM

Beauties. V1 my favourite.

Ali Smile

taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2008 - 10:05 PM

REALLY fine delicate image, and v2 completes the story-- Excellent, both

Still think you should work on a book!

Jennnn

derekv
derekv  7 England
12 Oct 2008 - 10:35 PM

Beautiful shots again, Carol, Love No. 1, such delicate colours and fabulous detail.
Derek

User_Removed
13 Oct 2008 - 12:18 AM

Lovely Macro shot on V1 and V2 is also stunning.

Stuart

blumonkey
blumonkey  6 United States
13 Oct 2008 - 3:16 AM

VEry nice picturees indeed, I like catus flowers Smile

CherryMartin
13 Oct 2008 - 4:22 AM

2 fantastic shots.

franfoto
franfoto  7 England32 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2008 - 9:17 PM

Carol, these are superb and shortlisted. Your work is spot on.
Fran

cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2008 - 11:59 AM

v1 for the soft pastel colours and composition.lesley

brownsilent
brownsilent Plus Member 8brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2008 - 8:21 PM

Superb close up,
Johanna

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