Friday, November 6, 2009

Reddish-Yellow Cactus Flower

Here is a photo of a deep red flower blooming on long, skinny, arms of cactus growing from a pot by my front door. You might say red, it does not look red.

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.

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6 comments:

brattcat said...

Cactus blossoms seem like such a miracle. This is a fine shot, Julie.

Leif Hagen said...

Timing is everything! What a gorgeous bloom on a prickly cactus plant!

Sharon said...

What a gorgeous flower. It amazes me how these big flowers grow the skinny arms on a cactus like this.

Thérèse said...

I am waiting for tomorrow to comment...

robert said...

beautiful.

Mel said...

Have you made up the name...or perhaps spelled it incorrectly?

Cacti are easily hybridized...growers do it all the time to give their plants an exotic "background."

The flower is, indeed, pretty.

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