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Old 07-14-2013   #1
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I got this cactus a few years ago from a generous neighbor that shared the "babies". It was about the size of a ping pong ball when I received it and is now close to basketball sized. It started to bloom in its second year, bearing a single bloom 2-3 times a season. In the last couple years it has started to put out multiple blooms and as you can see, it exploded last Friday night with 19 blooms. Unfortunately, they don't last long...opening at night and expiring when the hot sun reaches them. I took these photos Saturday morning at sunrise. Natural light, tripod, remote release.






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Wow, this is so cool!
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Wow, this is so cool!
Thank you, Clare!

It is cool! Cool enough that I stopped at my neighbors and asked to photograph the blooms. That led to her offering one of the babies and the rest is history...

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Very nice images, Ed.
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These are all beautiful Ed
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Beautiful photo and a great series.
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Gorgeous shots, Ed.
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Nice photos and very interesting story. Must be one happy cactus.
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Impressive Ed great shots too
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Excellent shots Ed


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