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.
Fantastic capture! I love the blurred stem in the background.
I'm a huge fan of shallow depth of field - wonderful cactus bokeh.
I like the spikey part. :)
Ah, yes, I see it! Neat find, maybe another shot for tomorrow! ;) Until that, I love the detail on the flowers themselves!
I've never seen cactus flowers...they're unique. Great photo. Love the composition and the dof.
Beautiful! I have not seen a lot of cactus (cacti?), and did not realize their beauty.
That is a gorgeous shot! Beautiful, crisp focus! I love shallow DOF for flowers too- it is a beautiful photo even with the spikes!
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!
It is stunning none the less. :)
You never disappoint. That is stunning!
its a beautiful capture - and isn't if fun uploaded photos and seeing what we didn't expect to get??? Have a great weekend
I guess that just mean's we'll have to go back :)
And maybe you're on to something new here... spikey bokeh anyone?
I have seen quite a few cactus flowers that are so pretty. These certainly are too.
Thanks for stopping by...what a great shot. Never seen a cactus flower before.
Have a good one!!!
Lovely photo! The flower really stands out against the dark background.
Oh dear. I am in love with your photos. Not just this one. The dog and others too... I am following your blog.
It is beautiful!
beautiful, love the spikey bokeh
what an awesome shot.
What a great capture - the spikes make it extra interesting!
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
this one is beautiful!
This is gorgeous! Love it!
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