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A surprise in the brush...

Posted by
Judy aka L@dybug (Brooksville, FL, United States) on 18 February 2013 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

...at Jenkins' Creek.

SONY DSLR-A100 1/400 second F/11.0 ISO 400 105 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Nice image, lovely light Judy

18 Feb 2013 7:29am

@Doug: Thanks, Doug.

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Not the sort of place you want to sit down and take a picnic!

18 Feb 2013 9:12am

@Curly: Ha, ha ... fortunately that was the only one we saw. ;D

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb framing ! Beautiufl !

18 Feb 2013 2:12pm

tyan from Singapore, Singapore

Have you eaten a cactus before? I saw pieces of cactus on sale as vegetables in the local supermarket,but I am not sure how to cook it so I never tried...oops..why am I talking about food?:p

18 Feb 2013 2:16pm

@tyan: No, I've never eaten cactus, and I don't know what varieties are edible. I have seen reference to eating them, though. (It's suppertime here, so food talk will nudge me toward the kitchen!) ;D

❀ Yvonne Simons ❀ from Tilburg, Netherlands

They look like waving hands! I wave back ;-)

18 Feb 2013 3:28pm

@❀ Yvonne Simons ❀: Cute comment ... I'll wave back! ;D

Slackwater - Don from Spokane, United States

I like the detailed close up and the overall colorcast of green. Very well done.

18 Feb 2013 4:16pm

@Slackwater - Don: Thanks, Don ... it was taller than I am, so I just looked up to get it!

Jeff from Pembroke Dock, United Kingdom

Speedy Gonzales why don'tcha come home ??.... Whenever I see Cactus it's the first thing that comes into my head . ;>))

18 Feb 2013 4:35pm

@Jeff: Hmm ... maybe I'm not old enough to know Speedy Gonzales? ;D

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

These succulents look very succulent...Love the light and shade working together. I love Cactus more than life itself....well, maybe not THAT much...but I DO love cacti..especially saguaros :-) Great work on this one, Judy :-)

18 Feb 2013 5:38pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Oh, I love saguaros also, Denny ... this one was taller than I am, which was a surprise.

Carol from Leamington, Canada

That's quite pretty Judy, I like how the light makes those two cacti sections stand out more.... it's almost like a greeting.... 'hello'. I like!!

18 Feb 2013 6:03pm

@Carol: Thank you, Carol ... I liked the mottled light ... and I'll wave back to you!

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

You wouldn't want to bump into that, great find

18 Feb 2013 6:09pm

@Alun: Amen to that! ;D

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

So by Florida standards, are these native or invasive species? I've seen them growing wild along dunes up on the Panhandle, and around the general Tampa Bay areas where there are prairie grasses and "wilderness" things growing.

18 Feb 2013 10:17pm

@Viewfinder: I do not know if these are native or invasive. This area is a small island just offshore, connected by a walking bridge, and I didn't see any other cacti there.

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Be careful, it seems to say... nice light and shadow nuances!

18 Feb 2013 10:29pm

@Rick: Yes, I kept my distance ... thanks, Rick.

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

a surprise that might have hurt...

18 Feb 2013 11:45pm

@Sue-Ann: Absolutely ... but I didn't touch! ;D

Paleblue Photography from St. Catharines, Canada

Amazing plants...nice light filtering through.

19 Feb 2013 1:53am

@Paleblue Photography: Thank you, I appreciate your comment.

Abena from Illinois, United States

That's a prickly surprise! Yep, better keep your distance!

19 Feb 2013 1:59am

@Abena: Absolutely!

L'angevine from Angers, France

oh ça pique

19 Feb 2013 8:39am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

A cactus lost in the brush? Hmmm....what an idea for a place to get lost, not the kind of thing a cactus does....

27 Feb 2013 8:25am

@Japanalia: Ha, ha ... you're right; we don't often find them walking around. ;D

SONY DSLR-A100
1/400 second
F/11.0
ISO 400
105 mm (35mm equiv.)

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