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A Blooming Performance.

By Brilane
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.


Tags: Flowers and plants Pot plant Forest cactus

Voters: catnappin, User_Removed, taggart and 32 more

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catnappin 9 666 United Kingdom
21 May 2007 12:48PM
What a wonderful series of images.

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User_Removed 12 386 2 United Kingdom
21 May 2007 1:00PM
First class presentation. Smile
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
21 May 2007 2:12PM
WOW! colorful and complete-- a great series of these cactus -- 4 bloom times per year? Wonderful!

dianah 10 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
21 May 2007 2:32PM
What a lot of hard work and persistance..a great montage telling a whole story.
Mavis Plus
14 143 2 England
21 May 2007 3:48PM
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
21 May 2007 5:38PM
Lovely series, Beautiful colours.
S_Boulding 9 72 England
21 May 2007 8:09PM
nice series! well captured!! xx
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
21 May 2007 11:01PM
Nice presentation. Mine only blooms once, but for a long time.
phototime 10 8 United Kingdom
22 May 2007 1:04AM
Fantastic work here,lovely colours and detail,beautiful.

22 May 2007 2:02AM
Wonderful series of images Brian - good idea and well captured

TyChee Plus
11 275 1 United States
22 May 2007 2:36AM
Excellent compilation!
AlanBW 10 20 England
22 May 2007 7:52AM
Quality sequence of images Brian
22 May 2007 8:55AM
What a great image idea , you are imaginative , i like it ...Riff
piccy 10 8 Wales
22 May 2007 9:06AM
Great title for this excellent flowering progressioin.
Newtman 10 2 5
22 May 2007 1:47PM
A lovely story in six pictures.
22 May 2007 3:20PM
Super idea & different
trissie 10 United Kingdom
22 May 2007 5:03PM
A beautiful montage Brian, love all the images showing the different flowering sequence.
Thankyou for your support and comments.

Trish x
GeorgeRusky 10 1 4
22 May 2007 6:56PM
Interesting montage, Brian
Thank you for your comments.
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!

kevski 10 14 United Kingdom
23 May 2007 7:15AM
Excellent fresh idea,nicely shot and presented.
Rogerex 10 32 12 Australia
23 May 2007 10:09AM
Interesting sequence of shots, nicely assembled.
KevinMW 10 14 Wales
23 May 2007 8:48PM
Excellent sequence depicting the opening of a wonderful bloom. Well done Brian. Thanks for all your comments.

23 May 2007 8:55PM
Excellent Montage, great idea.
Well done.
Barbaraj 9 450 England
24 May 2007 3:59AM
Splendid series of photos showing the opening of the flower heads.
gajewski Plus
12 10 9 United States
24 May 2007 5:04AM
Great series. Nicely done. -=\Walter
GlenD 9 United States
24 May 2007 5:45AM
Nicely worked Brian, like the way the buds are stetching for that light.
Great work
24 May 2007 7:07AM
this is great work
great colour and detail
well taken and shown
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
24 May 2007 3:12PM
Good idea.Makes a flower pic more interesting.
panda 12 5 1 England
24 May 2007 4:36PM
Great series, tells the whole story, well done.

Regards Phil
pennyspike 13 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
24 May 2007 10:00PM
I like the story line.
Gecko 10 25 Australia
25 May 2007 8:34AM
Well deserved 30!! great series. Pam
gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
25 May 2007 11:59AM
Blooming fantastic!!!!
Love Carol xxx
25 May 2007 8:10PM
Well worth all the effort, static time lapse - great idea. Terrific composition.
26 May 2007 3:08PM
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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