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By morpheus1955  
One from the botanical gardens the other day, just spotted this cactus centre and as I had never seen one with colours like this I just had to take a pic of it. This is straight from the CF card with no alteration.

Please look large if you have the time

Thank you as always for all your C&C's very much appreciated.

Thanks for taking the time to look.


Tags: Cactus Flowers and plants

Voters: speedprint, RonnieAG, LexEquine and 41 more

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21 Sep 2010 12:11AM
fab colour

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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
21 Sep 2010 12:13AM
What an eye catching floral presentation, Hugh. Frame filling shot, captured with excellent detail and vibrant colours. very nice work indeed.
21 Sep 2010 12:14AM
Spectacular colors & hues, clarity, & depth on your fine "Cactus Flower" image, Hugh. I have never seen one like this, & maybe someone will be able to identify the species or genus(I think that this my be a "species of Bromiliad")...Peter
21 Sep 2010 12:15AM
Great close up with super detail.
21 Sep 2010 12:24AM
Stunning colours, I'm not usually to keen on cacti but this one is a real beauty isn't it?
21 Sep 2010 12:32AM
My first thought when this one came up was "digital manipulation", but it's real!. A beauty.
gary_d Plus
10 576 13 Wales
21 Sep 2010 12:44AM
What colour. - gary
stunning colours
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
21 Sep 2010 1:02AM
cracking colours beautifully captured well done.
21 Sep 2010 1:02AM
It looks very real. Super shot.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
21 Sep 2010 1:40AM
Fabulous colour and detail Hugh. That is one unusual bloom..........Sandy
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
21 Sep 2010 1:48AM
Incredible colors-- I mjust take up your idea and find a botanical garden with cactus!
Morning Hugh - what a fabulous image , love it !

Beautiful image!Great colors and details.
21 Sep 2010 6:54AM
This is just a stunning image, Hugh, superb details and colours.
Adderwatcher 8 60 19 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2010 7:17AM
Beautiful capture Hugh, lovely colours in this image.
21 Sep 2010 8:38AM
Those colours really are something ...
21 Sep 2010 11:24AM
TonyDy Plus
9 9 3 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2010 11:36AM
Good image - LexEquine is correct - it is a Bromeliad. The name is Fascicularia - I grow it in my garden. It is completely hardy and increases well.
The best specimens I have seen of this were in Cuba several years ago where it grows abundantly to the size of, say, a Yucca over here.It certainly looks very impressive with its red inner leaves and the flowers are a big bonus.
acousticmist 7 10 1 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2010 12:23PM
An excellent image thats very well presented.......Martin
21 Sep 2010 12:30PM
great close up, good detail and colour
EAS Plus
8 1 13 Scotland
21 Sep 2010 1:17PM
See you already have the ID! Wonderful colours and detail in a well composed image.

21 Sep 2010 3:55PM
An absolutly stunning capture Hugh. The colour and detail is amazing. A beautiful presentation Smile Pleasure to 30 click
21 Sep 2010 4:07PM
Georgeous colours superb detail macro shot. nicely cropped and presented.
21 Sep 2010 4:28PM
Hi Hugh, stunning work here love all the detail n colours an excellent capture indeed. Thanks 4 your caring comments.
Ann xxx
21 Sep 2010 4:41PM
Hi Hugh
What beautiful image ,love the colour and detail in this one.very well taken.
Suehh Plus
10 39 6 England
21 Sep 2010 7:23PM

bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
22 Sep 2010 9:24PM
Beautiful - such a stunning cactus flower.
Ridgeway Plus
11 222 2 Ireland
22 Sep 2010 11:43PM
What a fantastic colourful cactus,,stunning,
Great shot,

6 Oct 2010 5:13PM
If we did not see this, it would ba hard to believe how beautiful nature can be, even with the most hardy desert plant like a cactus. Amazing color combinations. Thanks for sharing.

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