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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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speedprint 10 18 United Kingdom
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.
LexEquine 12 19 United States
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
rpba18205 8 1 4 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2010 12:15AM
Great close up with super detail.
Anjantoo 10 7 1 England
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?
JPatrickM 11 2 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2010 12:32AM
My first thought when this one came up was "digital manipulation", but it's real!. A beauty.
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
21 Sep 2010 12:44AM
What colour. - gary
21 Sep 2010 1:01AM
stunning colours
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
21 Sep 2010 1:02AM
cracking colours beautifully captured well done.
john_w168 7 1 United States
21 Sep 2010 1:02AM
It looks very real. Super shot.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 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!
21 Sep 2010 2:56AM
Morning Hugh - what a fabulous image , love it !

21 Sep 2010 5:01AM
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.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2010 8:38AM
Those colours really are something ...
challicew 10 1 1 South Africa
21 Sep 2010 11:24AM
TonyDy Plus
9 10 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 9 1 13 Scotland
21 Sep 2010 1:17PM
See you already have the ID! Wonderful colours and detail in a well composed image.

metro074 8 8 Australia
21 Sep 2010 3:55PM
An absolutly stunning capture Hugh. The colour and detail is amazing. A beautiful presentation Smile Pleasure to 30 click
akhtarkhan 16 4 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2010 4:07PM
Georgeous colours superb detail macro shot. nicely cropped and presented.
Canadiann 8 2 Canada
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
saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
21 Sep 2010 4:41PM
Hi Hugh
What beautiful image ,love the colour and detail in this one.very well taken.
Suehh 11 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 11 222 2 Ireland
22 Sep 2010 11:43PM
What a fantastic colourful cactus,,stunning,
Great shot,

artcubis 10 6 United States
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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