Thursday, September 3, 2009

Crested Saguaro Caused By Fasciation

This is one of my favorite Saguaros. You also can see the fruit and flower amid the blue sky.

I took this photo with my new camera and new lens and you can see the difference as compared to an old photo I posted of this similar cactus. This photo is strikingly better.

Note the holes where birds live and the flowers and fruit that are ripening.

Picking Saguaro fruit is not easy. The saguaros are extremely tall and you do not want to damage the cactus when getting the fruit down. Look for a close-up of the Saguaro flower tomorrow.

12 comments:

Hilda said...

The saguaro is such a fascinating plant! I didn't even know birds nested in them. Thank you for the very interesting post.

Babooshka said...

That is spectacular and so alien to my landscape.

B SQUARED said...

Impressive. What type of camera?

brattcat said...

Really beautifully composed, Julie! Excellent image.

Sharon said...

Great shot Julie. Is this the one at the botanical garden or is this one you saw on your harvest adventure?

Thérèse said...

The crested saguaros are fascinating. Great shot. Have you seen the one which has a "thumb up" at the BG?

Lois said...

That's amazing! I never thought about how hard it would be to get to the fruit.

Layrayski said...

cool, a cactus that shelters birds!

Don and Krise said...

I would have never guessed that birds would make their home in a cactus, but I can see why. It's probably cool inside. OK, tell us about the camera Julie. This is a nice clear shot.

Jacob said...

What a great photo of a beautiful and unusual plant. I've seen lots of saguaros but nothing like this!

~Cheryl said...

Fascinating and gorgeous!

JM said...

The crested form is amazing too!

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