Night Blooming Cactus 1

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© Catherine Kurvink
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UploadedSeptember 20, 2008
TakenSeptember 19, 2008
MakeOlympus Imaging Corp.
Exposure1/500 sec at f/4.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length6.3 mm
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This amazing plant is bare except for approximately one week a year. During that week, it goes through a cycle of bud, bloom, wither, and die. It reaches it's full potential at night, hence its name.

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  • Renee Cettie

    Renee Cettie gave props (20 Sep 2008):

    this is really cool, what good timing for you to be able to see it :)

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (20 Sep 2008):

    This is just gorgeous!

  • Tammy Espino

    Tammy Espino gave props (20 Sep 2008):

    Fantastic. I don't think I have ever seen one of these! :)

  • Steve Baker

    Steve Baker (Deleted) gave props (20 Sep 2008):

    Great shot. Is that also known as a "Night-blooming Cereus", or am I mistaking it for another nocturnal plant?

  • Natalie S

    Natalie S gave props (21 Sep 2008):

    This is nice too

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