When I changed my shutter speed just a little, it brought out the yellowish orange highlights and gave the flower a completely different look than the deep red flower.
Tomorrow I will post the same cactus flower in its natural color and it will look very different, almost like a red rose.
I have not had this cactus bloom before. I just woke up and then there were numerous blooms sprouting from all of these cacti arms growing in the pot. They only lasted one day, but I stopped everything and took a bunch of photos with the morning light and the evening light. It is called Echinopsis Andagalensis and is native to South America or it is Chamaecereus silvestrii from Argentina.
Sydney Opera House photos are at Viva la Voyage!