Cactus Flowers

© Monnie Ryan

Cactus Flowers

Uploaded: January 05, 2010 05:29:03


From a past trip to the North Carolina Outer Banks comes a trio of cactus blooms. I've said this to others here, but it always amazes me that such pretty flowers would associate with such an otherwise unfriendly plant! Still very cold here, plenty of snow on the ground and little to no sunshine.


Jack R. Perry January 05, 2010

I agree Monnie, pretty. #1223324

Jack Gaskin January 05, 2010

Also wonder about this Cacti which grows wild even as far north as here on Long Island. Every Winter they flatten out and shrivel up looking for all the world to be done for. Only to come back strong every spring.

Happy Shooting
Jack #8271398

Julie Burnett January 05, 2010

Terrific capture of these three beauties, Monnie!! Love the bright color. Will it ever stop snowing? #8271471

Courtenay Vanderbilt January 05, 2010

Well, then keep this beauty up on you monitor so you can enjoy its own sunshine! Beautiful capture, Monnie, well detailed and nicely framed! #8271472

Jeana Clark January 05, 2010

Just beautiful Monnie!!!
I love cactus flowers!!!
Awesome color and details!!

~J~ #8271486

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe January 05, 2010

You have captuerd this cactus beautifully! Jeff #8271498

Nancy L. Green level-classic January 05, 2010

WOW!!! Awesome floral Monnie, I LOVE catus blossoms and am really looking forward to shooting some this spring!! <>< #8271615

Douglas Pignet January 05, 2010

How beautiful and colorful ...A far cry from the white stuff wonderful capture. #8271620

Margaret R. Barry level-classic January 05, 2010

Gorgeous colors, comp. and detail, Monnie! #8271669

Marty Straub January 05, 2010

Hang on, Monnie. June is just around the corner ~don't let it get to you that the corner is way down the long haul. Love the contrast of these beauties with the cacti. Well composed, and way to elicit those memories that bring on a New Beginning. #8271813

Carol Eade level-addict January 05, 2010

Beautiful capture of these cactus flowers, Monnie, and very warming, too...we're also in a record chill here in So. Florida! #8271846

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe January 05, 2010

Great pov, details and colors, Monnie. #8272057

Carol L. Fowler January 05, 2010

Beautiful cactus flowers- such wonderful colors and composition is perfect also. #8272170

Tammy Espino January 05, 2010

Beautiful capture, even got a bee in there :) #8272222

David Phalen January 05, 2010

I remember the beautiful cactus flowers when we visited my parents in the Tuscon area. Love the colors and details here Monnie!! The bug is special!!

Sounds like you took another snow hit yesterday. Waaay too much winter waaay too soon (: #8272256

John Connolly January 05, 2010

Wonderful composition and color here Monnie! I just adore cactus flowers! #8272374

Gord MacEachern January 05, 2010

These are so pretty Monnie, great capture!! Our long range forcast is snow, no sun just cold and snow!! #8272392

Mike Clime January 05, 2010

Isn't it a wonder how a cactus can have such pretty flowers! Nice capture and I see a little fly with it too! #8272419

MELODIE C. ROBERTS January 05, 2010

Cacti remind me of the rose
Enjoy the flower from a distance ;0)

Gorgeous Capture Monnie
The color is beautiful #8272531

Diane Pignet January 05, 2010

What a pleasing image......I love the colors...Monnie

Diane #8272773

Jessica Jenney January 05, 2010

Lovely colors, composition and detail, Monnie! #8272799

Mark Dodge January 05, 2010

I love Prickly Pear cactus blossoms! So many details and magnificent colors. Nice work, Monnie! #8272816

January 05, 2010

Excellent photo of the cactus flowers Monnie... good exposure, beautiful color, great clarity and depth of field.

I suspicion you posted this wonderful image to take all of our minds off the cold winter weather, warm our hearts and make us think that spring is just around the corner.

It worked, thanks! #8273015

Patricia Seidler January 05, 2010

What a beautiful trio Monnie. Love the bright, warm color these cactus give off. Great detail and composition. #8273084

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe January 05, 2010

Great capture, beautiful shot. Some of the nicest flowers are found on these prickly guys, I guess they have to make up for it :-). #8273115

Sam Britt January 05, 2010

Beautiful color, great POV & detail, Monnie. #8273215

Julianne Bradford January 05, 2010

Beautiful color and capture your flowers! #8273335

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna January 05, 2010

This is exquisite, Monnie!!! Gorgeous colors and composition!!! :-) k #8273395

Ray Thoms January 05, 2010

Great image Monnie.....beautiful!!!! #8273397

Dick W. Wyatt January 06, 2010

Great find Monnie.
I love cactus flowers.
Hope my outside cactus haven't froze !!
It's %$# cold here. #8273770

Patricia A. Stalter January 06, 2010

We could go on and on about the flower of the cactus... there are some truly great ones. You have done this one justice. #8274897

Douglas Pignet February 19, 2010

Again congratulations on being a finalist, very well deserved #8395283

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic February 19, 2010

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8395304

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe February 19, 2010

Lovely work Monnie! Congratulations on your finalist! #8395825

Courtenay Vanderbilt February 19, 2010

Big Congrats again, Monnie!!! #8396564

Julie Burnett February 19, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS, Monnie, on this beautiful finalist!! #8396976

Carol L. Fowler February 19, 2010

Congrats, Monnie! WTG on these beautiful cactus flowers! #8398130

Sam Britt February 19, 2010

Big Congrats on this terrific finalist, Monnie! #8398683

Melissa G. Meiselman February 19, 2010

Outstanding finalist...Congratulations, Monnie!!! #8399304

Katarina Mansson February 20, 2010

Congratulation on this and your other beautiful finalist Monnie! #8399950

Jessica Jenney February 20, 2010

Congratulations, Monnie on your beautiful finalist! #8400098

Susan Weisensel February 20, 2010

WTG Monnie, congrats and good luck!!! #8402455

Tamara K. Walker level-classic February 21, 2010


Margaret R. Barry level-classic February 21, 2010

Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist, Monnie! #8403781

Gina Cormier level-classic February 21, 2010

Congrats on this beauty Monnie!!! #8404811

Amanda Haddox February 22, 2010

A pleasing composition with the line of three cactus blooms running diagonally from corner to corner through the frame. The bright yellow flowers and fragile looking stamens such a textural contrast to the dark green thorny arms that surround them. The insect in the center of the bottom bloom, the finishing complement to this trio. Congratulations Monnie on your finalist selection!! #8406203

Isabel C. Rodriguez March 03, 2010

Beautifully composed, congrats on your finalist! #8430354

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