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My spiked fingers :-)

My spiked fingers :-)
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Copyright: Joanna Wieczorek (cafecrem) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1201 W: 60 N: 1392] (9248)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-01-16
Categories: Cacti
Camera: Olympus 740UZ
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-01-19 3:54
Viewed: 3864
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It's a next cacti from my little breeding on the window-sill.
Cacti are among the most fascinating groups of indoor plants. Often described as arid desert plants, they also are found in forests and on prairies.
Cacti usually are propagated by seeds, cuttings, or offsets. Some species are more difficult to propagate than others.
Cuttings are pieces of cactus stem without roots. Allow cuttings to dry for a few days before placing in a rooting medium. This permits the cut surface to heal, or callus. The callus helps prevent rotting when the cutting is placed in the rooting material.

Place cuttings in a rooting medium of equal parts peat moss and sharp sand. Place in a sunny location and water occasionally. Too much water should be avoided.

Pot the cutting after roots have formed.

Offsets are sections found at the base of the plant. Rooted offsets can be separated from the parent plant and potted immediately. Unrooted offsets should be treated similarly to cuttings.

Most species of cacti may be propagated from seeds. A simple way of germinating cactus seed is to spread the seed on the surface of moist, sterilized soil and barely cover with sand. Place the container in a plastic bag and seal. Some types of seed will germinate in a few days while some may require several months.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-01-19 4:09]
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This species was my first cactus when I was at age about seven years old. I liked it very much, unfortunatelly it didn't like me and dried to the death :-)
On this picture I like composition, DOF, colours and details. Vivid greens with shapes of foxy spikes make good looking picture.

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  • Sneza Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 94 W: 27 N: 16] (672)
  • [2005-01-19 4:32]

Beautiful photo. Good details, composition and POV. Very good sharpness and DOF. Nice shot and note.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-01-19 4:47]
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Hi Joanna. This looks like you have focused on the central growth and it is shining so well because it knows it is the centre of attention. Excellent shot. Very sharp and clear. Well done... again:)

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  • olar Gold Star Critiquer [C: 137 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-01-19 5:36]

Bardzo ładny kaktus. Niesamowicie wyraźnie widać wszystkie igły. Podoba mi się.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-01-19 5:41]
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Not easy to photograph cactus but you manage it nicely Johanna. Tell to Grzegorz I will critic his posts soon...
For this one I would probably done a closer crop, because all around your main subject seems useless to my eyes, but it is pesonnal.
Well seen and well done.

Wonderful Joanna,
I like the playing with dof and sharpnes. In urly photos I had also that kind of macro shots. Good composing shot, good colours, good pof and dof, very good job

J'aime cette photo. bonne composition et trčs original. La netteté et les couleurs parfaite. Félicitation et bonne journée !

Composition: ****
Sharpness: ****
Color: ****
DOF: ****
POV: ****

Great composition, everything's perfect except of the frame.

Joanna, Very good details & color. Good light. Overall impact is great! Good note also.. Maybe next post you could include your F stop & shutter-speed? TFS.

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  • willie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 61 N: 648] (2083)
  • [2005-01-19 13:40]

This is very good Joanna. Good DOF and POV. Nice colours and notes. Good work

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2005-01-23 2:18]

Stunning work Joanna, keep them coming, I enjoy these very much. Excellent sharpness and composition.

Very well done and thanks for posting.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-01-29 13:53]

Joanna, lovely and colorful picture; a delicate one.

Nice compositon and excellent sharpness.


Beautiful composition, Joanna. I don't know if it was on purpose, but I like the almost symmetrycal position of the different heads in the frame, playing with the DOF to have them just visible, while the center one is glowing. Very good framing and colors. Every element participates to make a very homogene image. Super photographic and artistic quality!

That's a masterpiece ... congratulations ... very instructive note and a splendid photo ... Have you used a tripod ? i think so ... continue to share your vision of plants and animals that is a pleasure for us ... see you ... eduardo

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  • ian Gold Star Critiquer [C: 65 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-02-28 5:34]

This is pretty photo. I like. You do nice photos.

A very clear image, and its obvious that the spikes are very sharp. The colors in the background help it stand out well.

Witaj Joanno
Kaktus, mniam...;) To jedyna roślinka, jaką hodowałem osobiście jeszcze za młodych lat, a obecnie mam jej potomstwo :).
Piękne ujęcie delikatnych, gładkich listków. Jak one zachęcają do przytulenia :). I to śliczne rozmyte tło. Bardzo ładna fotka.

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