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.

amatterofhowyouseeit.com 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 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. :)

Dina @ 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

snapshots2011 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?

Flower 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.

Kimberly said...

It is beautiful!

Allison Hoffman 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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