Cactus Flower, Boyce-Thompson Arboretum

As befits an arboretum, Boyce-Thompson has more than birds.

Close-up of curled-up, red cactus flower.


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6 Responses to Cactus Flower, Boyce-Thompson Arboretum

  1. Jim Robertson

    Very nice Isabel. You did well not to blow out the reds, they often are. The detail is still there in them. Nice depth of field.

    • Isabel Gibson

      Jim – High praise indeed. It was over my head, or almost, with only the sky behind. Maybe that helped.

  2. Alison

    Makes me feel warm just to look at your photo! I think I’d like it hanging on my wall of my sewing room these cold January days.

  3. Cactus flowers are so lush, in great contrast to their dry environment – a celebration of life! Beautiful photo.

    • Isabel Gibson

      Judith – Thanks! We see very few of the flowers in our winter sojourn. Most arrive after we leave. But I’m pretty sure I don’t want to brave their spring temps just to see more cactuses in bloom!