Wow truly magnificent and lovely details and magical background, LF congrats on feature!
Thank you, Angela! It really is magical to see these flowers.
The fish-hook barrel cactus blooms during the summer monsoon season, as long as they are mature enough to do so. It's no surprise that they do, because in order to reproduce, they have to have flowers and a pollinator, like bees. This is a gorgeous barrel cactus with so many buds about to flower, some flowers closing for the day, and a few of the flowers have already gone to fruit. I love to photograph these beauties every summer. I just photographed some red blooms on October 2nd, at Saguaro National Park-East. Other cacti in the Tucson area bloom in the springtime, April-June. Thank you for submitting this shallow depth of field photography, to my art group. Liked
Janet, thank you for featuring my work and for the additional description of these beautiful cactus flowers! I didn't realize that cacti bloom in different seasons, as I just arrived in Tucson in July, just in time for monsoon season!
This is so beautiful! Congratulations on your feature in American Desert Southwest. FL
Thank you, Debby!
Great uplifting image!
I'm glad it made you feel that way! Art is so powerful. Thanks, Lucia.
Thank you, Karen! l/f
Jane M Dahl
What a gorgeous color! I love the pattern of this as well. Beautiful image! L/F Featured in American Desert Southwest.
Nature in the desert is amazing, isn't it? Thank you for featuring my photo in the group!
Thank you, Sara!