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The G’morning Shot for May 27, 2012

Hope everyone has a wonderful Memorial Day.
Orange blossoms on a prickly pear cactus, Albuquerque NM.
Canon Rebel t2i:  ISO 200, 55mm, 1/200, f8.0, Exp -0.3

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Photo credit:  Me


  1. Prickly Pear cactus flowers are some of my favorites. 1) I’m not allergic to them and 2) the represent the American West so well. Great picture, Michelle! Thanks for posting it.

  2. I’m always amazed that something as inhospitable as a cactus in the desert produces such colorful blossoms. They are like the plant’s apology for being so prickly.

    • LOL… that’s a very interesting way of looking at it. Often times, though, the flowers only halfway bloom then wither away. When they do that, it is not attractive at all. Rather an eyesore, actually, of the entire plant is full of them.

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