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Opuntia ficus-indica.

Opuntia ficus-indica.
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Copyright: Nikos Nikolaou (nikosrio) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 829] (4846)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-14
Categories: Cacti
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikkor Af-S micro 105mm VR f/2.8G IF ED
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-06-25 3:31
Viewed: 3043
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Opuntia ficus-indica (Indian Fig Opuntia) is a species of cactus and a long-domesticated crop plant important in agricultural economies throughout arid and semiarid parts of the world.
Indian Fig Opuntia is grown primarily as a fruit crop, but also for the vegetable nopales and other uses. Most culinary references to the "prickly pear" are referring to this species. The name "tuna" is also used for the fruit of this cactus, and for Opuntia in general (according to Alexander von Humboldt, it was a word of Haitian origin taken into the Spanish language around 1500).

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Hi Nicos,

Nice capture! Good bright colours in there!

I liked this!


Hi Nikos,

A wonderful photo of this opuntia, I love these plants. Here we have several varieties. But I've never seen a shot with so much grace. The green is perfect and the contrast with the flower is superb and interesting. Very good focus and brightness adjustment. Beautifully composed. Good job, very pleasing to the eye.



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σαγηνευτικά χρώματα και πολύ καλό φως,πολύ καλή η σύνθεσή σου και το αποτέλεσμα θαυμάσιο

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2009-06-25 17:11]

Very sharp image highlighting the yellow color.
Beautiful brightness.
Well done.

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