Desert pincushion

Posted: January 26, 2016 in Nature
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The beauty of the desert and its flora and fauna never cease to amaze me. Of course, some parts of it are best viewed from a distance or with a zoom feature, but always very carefully!

Ā© janet m. webb 2016

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Comments
  1. Lena says:

    That looks like it would hurt quite a bit if you come to close.

  2. Tish Farrell says:

    Ouch! (But beautifully captured).

  3. macmsue says:

    Delightful subtle colours in this one more than can be said for it’s defense mechanism!

  4. Trish said it all for me.
    good morning. Randy

  5. Dan Antion says:

    Great perspective on that photo Janet šŸ™‚

  6. This is a beautiful photo, Janet. My snarky side sez that it would make a great anti-Valentine’s Day card.
    Ī©

    • šŸ™‚ Very true, Allan. My husband says that all holidays other than Christmas, Easter, and Thanksgiving, are merely to sell cards and other paraphernalia and he ignores them. I dislike that Washington and Lincoln’s birthdays have been smushed together and the significance pretty much removed.

      janet

  7. Laurin Lindsey says:

    What a fabulous color! Great photograph : )

  8. Laura says:

    Wow, that is an amazing color!

  9. Now that is just nasty; this plant has really adapted well to it’s harsh environment.

    • Charlie, I believe cacti were created this way, just perfect for their environment. If they had leaves, they’d lose too much water. It’s amazing how hospitable the birds and animals find them, though. If you’re careful, you can eat cacti, or their fruit, if you know which ones are good. Definitely lose the needles first, though!

      janet

  10. Looking sharp- Literally! What an intriguing purple/pink color, too.

  11. Love the purple tinge to the photo!

  12. I meant the purple tinge of the cactus and the way you highlighted it with the pale purple line in the frame…

  13. thirdeyemom says:

    I love the desert and its cactus. All the singing birds too make me feel very peaceful.

  14. pommepal says:

    That is such a delicate and pretty colour for such a bristly and inhospitable plant…

  15. bythebriny says:

    Cool! Looks like a pin-cushion.

  16. badfish says:

    I’ve lived in deserts for the past 30 years or so. I love these cactuses (cactae?). But is it really that color or did you “flavor” it post edit?

    • This is really the color these are. I may have saturated this one slightly, but they are beautiful pinks and purples, something I’d never seen before this year. Obviously they’ve been around for a bit or they wouldn’t be so large. Quite nice, aren’t they?

      janet

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