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Devil's Pincushion

BetterPhoto.com Editor's Pick   Devil's Pincushion
Devil's Pincushion
Mammillaria heyderi. The generic name in latin means breast or nipple and refers to the nipple like tubercles. The dark green stem of te pincushion cactus is a low hemisphere with a flatten or depressed top. The spines grow at the tips of the prominent tubercles. When grown in limestone regions such as this the spines are white. It is common in this area of West Texas and in Big Bend.
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Bobby Ray Goodman
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    Hi Emile,That is a beautiful capture my friend.We have a Nipple Cactus here,nothing like that.It might be part of the same family of cactus.Wonderful image and great info!!!


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2/22/2011 12:04:38 PM

 
John Connolly
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Wonderful light and detail in this fine capture Emile! Thanks for all the info, I haven't come across this one before!

I will catch up with your gallery as time permits, it has been a busy week here!


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2/22/2011 1:45:48 PM

 
Emile Abbott
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thanks Bobby and John


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2/22/2011 2:51:57 PM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Great detail and capture Doc! Jeff


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2/22/2011 3:04:06 PM

 
David Phalen
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Ouch! Bet it hurts to step on. Terrific light, colors and clarity here Emile!!


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2/22/2011 4:14:05 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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Fantastic details in this beautiful image, Emile! :-) k


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2/22/2011 6:36:22 PM

 
Joy Rector
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beautiful shot


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2/23/2011 4:56:16 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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Thanks Jeff, David, Kitty and Joy.


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2/23/2011 6:33:48 AM

 
Candice C. Calhoun
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Superb perspective on every little needle...excellent clarity and detail, Emile!

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2/23/2011 2:01:53 PM

 
Emile Abbott
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Thanks Candice they can be sticky.


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2/23/2011 3:03:03 PM

 
Nancy L. Green
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OUTSTANDING macro Emile, wonderful comp, clarity and lighting!! <><


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2/25/2011 3:05:49 PM

 
Emile Abbott
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Thanks Nancy.


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2/25/2011 4:56:29 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Superb clarity, tones, textures, detail,lighting, & presentation here, Emile! Exceptional image & work, indeed! WTG!


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2/25/2011 5:50:26 PM

 
Emile Abbott
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thanks Patrick


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2/26/2011 8:04:20 AM

 
Phyllis A. Houghton
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This reminds me to go to the local nursery when I run out of subject matter. Wonderful detail, clarity, colors, lighting and texture, Emile. You take care!


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1/2/2013 11:24:34 AM

 
Mary K. Robison
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The clarity and details are wonderful here, Emile. It has that 3-D look, as though those nasty prickers are ready to pop off the screen. Outstanding closeup!


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1/19/2013 1:06:31 AM

 
Lydia Williams
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Wow, well done, Emile...!


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