Friday, April 1, 2011

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I wish I could say I noticed what was behind these cactus flowers, but I confess, I did not. Generally, when photographing flowers, I open my aperture as far as it will go. I like to focus on one flower and make the background blurred, allowing the focus on the one indeed subject. Exactly, what I did with this shot. It wasn’t until I uploaded, did I notice the remainder of the cactus twisted stem, with all it’s pointy spikes.


25 comments:

Jennifer Thompson said...

Fantastic capture! I love the blurred stem in the background.

Anonymous said...

I'm a huge fan of shallow depth of field - wonderful cactus bokeh.

Ashley @ 365 things said...

I like the spikey part. :)

Chelsea said...

Ah, yes, I see it! Neat find, maybe another shot for tomorrow! ;) Until that, I love the detail on the flowers themselves!

Michelle said...

I've never seen cactus flowers...they're unique. Great photo. Love the composition and the dof.

Amila Kanchana said...

Beauty!

Amanda said...

Beautiful! I have not seen a lot of cactus (cacti?), and did not realize their beauty.

Melinda said...

That is a gorgeous shot! Beautiful, crisp focus! I love shallow DOF for flowers too- it is a beautiful photo even with the spikes!

Kimberly Gauthier, Dog Nutrition Blogger for Keep the Tail Wagging said...

This is stunning. I'm going to have to print this page and take it to our nursery, because I want this in our garden.

I love it!

Corey~living and loving said...

It is stunning none the less. :)

4 Lettre Words said...

You never disappoint. That is stunning!

Keara @ Now I Know What Life Is All About said...

I really like it!

elizabeth said...

its a beautiful capture - and isn't if fun uploaded photos and seeing what we didn't expect to get??? Have a great weekend

Anonymous said...

I guess that just mean's we'll have to go back :)
And maybe you're on to something new here... spikey bokeh anyone?

Photography said...

I have seen quite a few cactus flowers that are so pretty. These certainly are too.

Jessaca said...

Hello Trish
Thanks for stopping by...what a great shot. Never seen a cactus flower before.
Have a good one!!!

deb duty said...

Lovely photo! The flower really stands out against the dark background.

One said...

Oh dear. I am in love with your photos. Not just this one. The dog and others too... I am following your blog.

Unknown said...

It is beautiful!

Unknown said...

beautiful, love the spikey bokeh

Bobi said...

what an awesome shot.

Ashley Sisk said...

What a great capture - the spikes make it extra interesting!

hipchicagomom said...

I normally love a super blurred background on floral photos as well. The spikey thing here add a very interesting perspective though; I dig it! :D

Kara said...

this one is beautiful!

Jennifer said...

This is gorgeous! Love it!

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