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Copyright: karen abel (kabel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 61 W: 0 N: 95] (552)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-01-01
Categories: Cacti
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-01-03 7:43
Viewed: 2432
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The subfamily is Opuntioideae. These cacti are in abundance in the Santa Monica mountains where I go mountain biking. There are 181 species in this genus. I relied on www.cactiguide.com for identification. It thrives in coastal areas.
Please enjoy my photo.

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Hi Karen,
nice photo of this cactus. Amazing colours and composition.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2752 W: 280 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-01-03 19:28]

Hello Karen,
A great shot of this Prickly Pear Cactus. I like the angled lighting as it highlights the tiny thorns and left side of the subject. Wonderful detail and beautiful natural colors. The close crop is very attractive and exposure works well in this particular instance.

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-01-04 0:03]
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Hello Karen,
beautiful and interesting image of this cactacea!
Excellent detail, good light and nice natural colours. Well done!

Hallo Karen
Not a subject I have seen from so close here on Trek Nature. Beautiful details captured of the thorns and the skin of the leaves. I find the sunlight at the top of the image pleasant. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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