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Hedgehog Cactus


Hedgehog Cactus
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Copyright: Everton De Melo (demeve) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-26
Categories: Cacti
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-04-16 11:04
Viewed: 2888
Points: 14
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Hedgehog Cactus

Can you see the resemblance of the Hedgehog Cactus with a real Hedgehog? I took this picture during a hike in the Saguaro National Park in Tucson.. Cacti is everywhere!

Note:

The name comes from the ancient Greek "Echinos" (=hedgehog) and the Latin "cereus" (=candle). They are sometimes known as hedgehog cacti, although that name is also used for Pediocactus and Echinopsis species.

The flowers are usually large, and the fruit are edible.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-04-16 11:07]

Hi Everton.
What a cute cactus and nice picture. I welcome great DOF and excellent details of the plant and surrounding rocks. Lights and colours are very natural and nice. Well done and best wishes.
Alexei.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-04-16 11:11]

Hi Everton. I can see lots of spikes but i can't see a hedgehog. What every you have taken a good close up of the cactus with good detail and natural colours. This is my type of plant they can look after them selves . wel ldone tFs.
Nick..

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-04-16 16:25]

Hi Everton,

A perfect example of the Hedgehog Cactus. You are showing off just how thorny they are. A nice image and a lovely composition.

Jane

Hi Everton, it is realy looks like hedgehog:) wonderful cactus species growing on the rocks and you captured it perfectly.
TFS and cheers,
Bayram

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-04-16 19:18]

Hello Everton,
Very nice image with wonderful detail and natural colors!! It just amazes me at how these plants can grow and thrive in almost unbelievable conditions. TFS.
Ron

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2009-04-17 12:48]

Hi Everton,
yep, i can see the hedgehog connection here, definitely! Good sharp details on those spikes and nicely composed, well done.
Paul

Hello Everton !
Wow, this thing looks dangerous ! I wouldn't want to get close, not even to pick up the ediblefruits ! :-) But you managed to get a wonderful picture, with excellent details, natural colors, and I also like the vertical composition, showing the rocks all around the cactus. Very well done !
Valérie.

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