Prickly Pear Blossom
|Copyright: karen abel (kabel)
|Date Taken: 2014-05-11|
|Camera: Canon PowerShot SX120|
|Exposure: f/5.0, 1/200 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2014-05-12 19:32|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Prickly Pear Blossom or Opuntia, also known as "nopales or paddle cactus, is a genus in the cactus family, Cactaceae.|
The most common culinary species is the Indian Fig Opuntia (O. ficus-indica). Most culinary uses of the term "prickly pear" refer to this species. Prickly pears are also known as "tuna", "nopal" or nopales, from the Nahuatl word nōpalli for the pads, or nostle, from the Nahuatl word nōchtli for the fruit; or paddle cactus.
The genus is named for the Ancient Greek city of Opus where, according to Theophrastus, an edible plant grew which could be propagated by rooting its leaves", (Wikipedia).
Right now the opuntias are in full bloom in our area. They are found all along the hiking trails in the Santa Monica Mountains and on the hillsides.
Please enjoy my photo...
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Un bon angle de prise de vue pour cette belle macro valorisant bien le sujet par l'appréciation de la finesse des détails.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
- [2014-05-13 9:13]
Hi Karen,some problem another time in the resizing process,but the quality of this pic is truly perfect,not easy to take so well this yellow under the sun,great exposure,fine detail and bright colors,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano