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Saguaro Cactus

By liparig
Famous Saguaro Cactus seen in countless westerns that can be found all over the lower part of Arizona state in the US. These Cacti can grow up to 80 feet high in the desert where little or no water exists, which is amazing since these cacti are mainly water inside.

3rd Photo in my Arizona Series

Tags: Cactus Flowers and plants Arizona Saguaro Landscape and travel Flash and lighting

Voters: gajewski, mark2uk, Kim Walton and 23 more

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gajewski 17 10 9 United States
1 Jun 2006 10:14PM
Great capture. -=Walter
mark2uk 15 1.1k 8 England
1 Jun 2006 10:27PM
Great silhouette.
Did you travel from Arizona into California? I couldn't believe that these cactus stop at the Arizona border and don't appear in California. Convinced the kids that they were plastic and just put there by the Arizona Tourist Board. Is that cruel?

Kim Walton 18 145 30 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2006 4:26AM
We use rees to sillotte over here,theres a lot more of them,LOL.
Nice colour.
i might of tried to miss the low shrubs out at the base?
thorn 17 124 2 Scotland
2 Jun 2006 9:41AM
Hi Joe,love this shot,I agree with Kim,I think i would have missed out other shrubs and just had that fantastic cactus against the sky.Wow!!!Take care.AnnSmile
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
2 Jun 2006 12:38PM
I find the lower shrubs/trees a good anchor--This is one great capture-- Love the shapres and the backlighting-- Wonderful! Jennnnnnnn
yjjeep 17 13
2 Jun 2006 1:29PM
Cool old west photo.I like it.
pamelajean Plus
15 1.7k 2239 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2006 5:46AM
We don't see many of these here! Well composed shot with the light behind and the angle taken.
joseph 15 England
5 Jun 2006 12:38PM
A beautiful shot with spot on exposure!
TonyA 16 11 Spain
5 Jun 2006 1:08PM
Excellent backlight of that gorgeous Saguaro. It is fantastic how you have been able to maintain a good detail on the cactus. Very eye catching image.

VNelson 16 3 United States
6 Jun 2006 10:52AM
Elegant plant, great choice of lighting.

Ceciliat 16 6 Philippines
6 Jun 2006 5:02PM
Well presented,excellent lighting...
bliba Plus
16 2 Austria
8 Jun 2006 8:01AM
great backlight shot ...very well done!

Malc_V 15 England
11 Jun 2006 11:13AM
Super image...great description.

Desh_M 16 410
11 Jun 2006 9:16PM
nice idea to capture it from this angle
well done
RoddBC 15 40 United States
12 Jun 2006 11:05PM
I have been to Arizona many times and it is my favourite US state. The Saguaro Cactuses are to been seen to be believed. It's amazing to see a whole forest of them in the desert. A wonderful capture!

GeorgeRusky 15 1 4
18 Jun 2006 11:43AM
Rare photo.
Interesting description, good captured position of the Sun
Thank you for your somments.Come again tomorrow for a new series "The Two".
KBan 16 512 4 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2006 12:15PM
high Chapparel, the old western series, this reminds me joe
glazzaro 16 70 23 United States
20 Jun 2006 12:59AM
Nice backlighting adding good demension to the cactus, Spot on! Click!!!!

mini670 17 176 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2006 9:55PM
this is great, i love cacti, and id also love to see one of these monsters for real!
Joartlover 16 3 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2006 9:27PM
Love it !!! Silhuettes are wonderful. Well done spot on.


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