I like to grow very big cacti and this is the large 10cm long flower from the common Orchid Cactus. The flower lasts about two days and in certain conditions they will literally ooze nectar.
If youíre wondering why I chose B&W? Well, itís because I have not yet been able to successfully handle the incredibly intense red of this flower in post production. Iíve tried RAW and Jpeg in daylight and flash but have yet to get a colour result that Iím happy withÖ I am happy with this image, though.
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