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By gajewski  
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.

Tags: Flowers and plants Wildlife and nature

Voters: andylea, gazlowe, marktc and 29 more

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andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2012 7:30AM
wonderful dof walter brilliant detail and light super colours and tones a belter nice one Wink
andy

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marktc Plus
5 86 14 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2012 8:45AM
Great control of DoF Walter, fantastic detail in those tiny leaves and thorns. Great colour too... Watch out for standing on brick walls though!
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
12 Jun 2012 8:45AM
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
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2012 11:30AM
This is a great pov Walter with fine dof.
Ann
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
12 Jun 2012 12:31PM
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!
tmann 11 4 2 United States
12 Jun 2012 1:43PM
wow, wild use of dof and such a stunning shot - wow!!
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
12 Jun 2012 5:05PM
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!!
12 Jun 2012 6:23PM
I cant wait to see the flower of this interesting looking plant .
kinda glad its not in my back yard though
Ouch
. Great crop of this spiny plant... Excellent use of dof
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2012 7:35PM
Brilliant shot, superb detail and dof.

Hugh
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
12 Jun 2012 8:52PM
Certainly a biggie here Walter !!
Well lit with the shadows.
Super shot.
Mick.
Anna_W 4 1 2 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2012 9:14PM
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
nonur Plus
7 17 11 Turkey
12 Jun 2012 9:55PM
Wonderful close-up, Walter!SmileSmileSmile
gajewski Plus
12 10 9 United States
12 Jun 2012 11:10PM

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
13 Jun 2012 12:12AM
Lovely light and detail Walter.well done..Lin
Jocelia Plus
5 2 1 Australia
13 Jun 2012 2:50AM
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……….
gajewski Plus
12 10 9 United States
13 Jun 2012 5:42AM

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.
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
13 Jun 2012 8:51PM
Coming from "back East" the only cactus I see are growing in my little table garden. Must be amazing to see them this size.
gajewski Plus
12 10 9 United States
13 Jun 2012 8:54PM

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
clean sharp with good DOF
meniko 5 Cyprus
15 Jun 2012 10:00PM
I like your green period a lot!
the macro photography distinguished the beauty of this plant
Meniko
16 Jun 2012 2:14AM
Great shot wouldin like to fall on it Excellent work-------Gary--(milky)
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
17 Jun 2012 12:34AM
looks like young 'prickles' there Walter
a great detailed shot
Lillian
AnneWorner 8 620 43 United States
28 Jun 2012 1:12PM
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
gajewski Plus
12 10 9 United States
28 Jun 2012 5:20PM
Anne, looking up the euphorbia species of succulent, I believe you are correct. Thank you for setting this straight.
-=\Walter

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