Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Tucson Textures of a Cactus Flower

Here is a macro photo of a cactus flower. You can see the textures and the pollen of this colorful flower that was blooming in the hot desert.

Bees come to visit these flowers and the life of the flowers re short-lived. You can see the buds of other flowers that have not opened yet in the background of this flower.

Tucson is a higher elevation than Phoenix. Tucson is approximately 2,000 feet (600 meters), whereas Phoenix is approximately 1,000 feet (300 meters).

This week, the photos on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site features the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia.

21 comments:

ρομπερτ said...

One can only be thankful for being allowed to see that photography, in the middle of winter, in a city of so much grey. Brilliant colours indeed. Please have you all a nice Wednesday.

PAK said...

So colorful!

Sharon said...

Oooh, yummy colors.

Leif Hagen said...

Gorgeous cactus flower! I wouldn't have expected that!

Prospero said...

Julie, this is a Princess of the desert.

brattcat said...

When we come close and look at the details, nature is revealed as the most remarkable artist.

Lois said...

What a beautiful color! Excellent shot Julie.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Amazing colors and shapes. Your macro lens was put to good use.

lizziviggi said...

Gorgeous shot! The fiery colors remind me of a sunset. I also chose a flower picture today... but mine shouldn't have been flowering for two months still.

Halcyon said...

Beautiful colors and texture.

Rambling Round said...

So bright flowers out there! This is a great one.

Luis Gomez said...

What a great image. Beautiful flower and great texture.

Meri said...

What a great macro shot! I've only started experimenting with my new micro/macro lens and have a ways to go in gaining proficiency.

Mirela said...

Bees must be ecstatic to see the flower such as this one... what a color! Wonderful macro shot.

gogouci said...

This is just eye popping gorgeous.

Don and Krise said...

if only we could have flowers with so much color this time of year. You are fortunate for that. Beautiful photo Julie.

glenda said...

It's a shame they don't last longer than they do.

Birdman said...

Yeah, macro lens! Great shot and thanks for some cactus info.

J Bar said...

So colourful.
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istanbuldailyphoto said...

Nice photos. Congratulations. Greetings.

Kate said...

On the portal, I thought that this was another Chihuly. Lovely!

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