Nature's Wallpaper

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UploadedMarch 22, 2008
TakenMarch 10, 2008
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D200
Exposure1/320 sec at f/11
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length100 mm
ISO200
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Q: Story of the week

A: Do you know?

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My boss and I went down to a wholesale nursery in Vista, CA, where they have greenhouses packed with seedling cactus. These Parodia schumanniana ssp. claviceps are one example of the rich tapestry they create en masse, and I couldn't resist a shot angling them in an alternating pattern.

20 responses

  • Herman

    Herman said (22 Mar 2008):

    Love the colours!!
    It actually looks kinda yummy! :)

  • Karen Zimmerman

    Karen Zimmerman said (22 Mar 2008):

    Ha Ha! Thanks.

  • Melissa Hearle

    Melissa Hearle gave props (22 Mar 2008):

    Prickly is the new Fuzzy!

  • Maybeme Itwashim

    Maybeme Itwashim gave props (22 Mar 2008):

    nice one wanna lie down

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (22 Mar 2008):

    Very lovely picture! and great colors. Well done.

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (22 Mar 2008):

    Wowee! Great idea and result!

  • Karen Zimmerman

    Karen Zimmerman said (22 Mar 2008):

    No, though I love that place, too! I spend my days at the Huntington.

  • Kiwi ana

    Kiwi ana (Deleted) gave props (22 Mar 2008):

    I love these! forgive my gutter mind but they do look a little like a tray of prickly mammary glands!

  • Henry Bowman

    Henry Bowman gave props (22 Mar 2008):

    Very nice

  • Leanna Lomanski

    Leanna Lomanski said (23 Mar 2008):

    Nicely done!

  • Joshua Blankman

    Joshua Blankman gave props (23 Mar 2008):

    Beautiful design. I could definitely see this being sold as wallpaper. I used to have a couple cacti... but I went on vacation and people forgot to water the poor darlings and they dried up :-( I guess even cacti have watering limits

  • Jeff Obee

    Jeff Obee (Deleted) gave props (23 Mar 2008):

    wonderful photograph...I'm a big fan of symmetry

  • Biljana Vujicic

    Biljana Vujicic said (23 Mar 2008):

    Beautiful photo!

  • maria tizon

    maria tizon (Deleted) gave props (29 Mar 2008):

    this is really great. love that soft golden haze of needles.

  • Karen Zimmerman

    Karen Zimmerman said (5 Apr 2008):

    Thank you for the wonderful comments!

  • adniloj

    adniloj gave props (22 May 2008):

    a beautiful entry and thank you for what you do

  • Nancy Miller

    Nancy Miller gave props (27 Dec 2008):

    Beautifully Done!

  • Aaron Mythen

    Aaron Mythen gave props (31 May 2009):

    Another great looking image!!

  • Attila Kovacs

    Attila Kovacs gave props (28 Nov 2009):

    Wonderful photo!

  • Jacquie Gibson

    Jacquie Gibson (Deleted) gave props (11 Dec 2009):

    Great repetitions.

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