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Saguaro flower

Saguaro flower
著作権: petru damsa (petrudamsa) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 562 W: 77 N: 725] (2544)
ジャンル: Plants
メディア: カラー
撮影した年: 2000-05
カテゴリー: DesertFlowersCacti
カメラ: Minolta HT-SI, Tamron 80-210mm, Fuji Provia 100, 2X
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Cactus Flowers [view contributor(s)]
アップロードした日: 2006-01-17 5:52
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The Saguaro flower. Official flower of the state of Arizona. One of the most delicate and spectacular cactus flowers in the Arizona Desert.
The Saguaros (Carnegiea gigantea) are tall columnar cacti; the flowering produces in May when bunch of large, waxy white flowers appears near the tip of the branches. They stay open day and night several days (which is not a common thing in the desert, where the hot climate force many plants to have a rather brief blooming, some of them only by night), tacking every opportunity of the day and night pollinators. Hummingbirds are the main pollinators by day, leaving place for moths and bats during the night. After pollination, this flowers dry, leaving place to the green with red pulp fruits in june. The fruits are sweet and well apreciated by the desert wildlife, native people and, why not, by the passing tourist when he has luck to find them in certain stores.

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To firesc: dungi si noisepetrudamsa 1 02-27 23:50
To red45: Nature and cowboyspetrudamsa 1 01-17 08:20

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Hi Petru,
This is a wonderful capture of these beautiful cactus flowers. The composition and colours are truly superb. I like how the cactus frames the photo and the way its flowers are positioned diagonally. Well seen and captured!

Hi petru!
Amazing photo of this great cacti - effect is better on this great blue sky!

great shot with great colours!

Super post - i like the contrast in colours and saturation. TFS

I like the vertical composition Petru. Good detail and sharpness. Just a bit OE on the white with the hard light and shadow. You know, I've never used a 35mm camera before..
Well done & Thank You!

Hi Petru,
There is little time to capture these blooming..Well shown here. The sunlight was bright, but you did a good job taming it. Vivid colors and nice sharp detail. Excellent notes. Well done!

Hi Petru,
very nice capture with great colours, sharpness and POV. Very good composition. Thanks for sharing.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9100] (31094)
  • [2006-01-17 8:15]
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This one looks really great Petru! I love composition, blue sky and shapes of this cactus. Arizona must be great place for nature lover [and for cowboys of course ;-)].

Very interesting and lovely flowers on this cactus, Petru.

Composition is great and details, colors and BG are nicely done.

Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2006-01-17 9:37]

Wow Petru! The Saguaro Flower!
Very nice!

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  • moemf Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 160] (703)
  • [2006-01-17 9:42]

Hi Petru

Excellent three flowers. Well spotted pattern in nature. Lovely capture with very good compositio.



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  • Nico Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 199 W: 1 N: 335] (1321)
  • [2006-01-17 10:09]

Good composition. I like the contrast with the background. TFS

Hi Petru,
it is so pretty.
I love to see this close-up of the wonderful flowers on this Cactus. It's unusual for me, we don't have these plants here in the cold Germany. Thanks for sharing, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

bonjour petru
une belle photo de fleurs de cacus,mais dommage pour les defaut d au scanner je suppose.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-01-17 20:06]

Petry, a very nice capture with an excellent pov.

I like composition and bg too. Great lighting.

Some little overexposure on one of the flower, but that's a minor nit.

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2006-01-17 21:19]

Hi Petru,
This is good shot, excellent composition,
good lighting and very nice colour.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-01-17 23:24]

This must be saguaro week, Petru. I just posted a picture of a saguaro cactus the other day. They are truly fascinating plants. I really like this shot of the flowers, since I am not sure I got to see the saguaro in bloom. The white flowers are a bit OE, but I can imagine how hard it is in that harsh bright sun. Well done and TFS. : )


A very good image. The contrast in this image must have been a fight to expose everything as tight as you have it. You may have wanted to use (1) F stop further to sharpen the main trunk of the cactus on the left side, other than that, an excellent picture...

Excellent composition and very good colours and detail. Very well seen and captured


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  • klemmg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 40 N: 484] (1719)
  • [2006-01-18 17:18]

Good shot with great composition and colours.
Guess the strange vertical stripes result from the scanner, as you used film (red stripes and only in dark green bits, the blue sky is perfect). Otherwise a beautiful image with good visual impact.

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2006-01-19 10:10]

lOVELY Colourful shot!!good POV&NICE details.Composition is nice.

hi Petru,
Nice photo, I love the bicolor composition, blue and green, and the break with the flowers at center.

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  • firesc (12)
  • [2006-02-27 20:18]
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imi place poza asta: e f. reusita compozitia si culorile formeaza raporturi interesante.

sunt insa curioasa: se vad niste dungulite verticale pigmentate. n-ai putea sa le scoti la post-procesare cumva? sau poate tocmai din cauza asta au aparut?


Well composed with good color and a nice example showing both flowers and buds.

It should be noted that a Saguaro blossom is open for less than one day. It is short lived, even by cactus standards. It opens at night and permanently closes by mid-afternoon the next day.

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