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Don't Touch Me!

Don't Touch Me!
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Copyright: Michael Hastriter (devildoc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 57 N: 186] (2851)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-09-11
Categories: Desert
Camera: Nikon D7000, AF-S NIKKOR 18-200mm 1:3.5 5.6 GII ED, Tiffen 72mm Circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/16, 1 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-09-15 23:41
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Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
These cacti were growing in the crack of some lava. In the foreground are some lichens also on the lava.
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Dear Michael,
I wonder if these are "prickly pear"?

They grow quite tall in northern Africa as well as in South Africa. The fruit are very much liked by humans and animals. The prickly pear is available in greengrocers. The thick skin is peeled off like an orange and the flesh tastes sweet sour/ tangy .

In Tunesia, camels line the road sides nibbling the plants and fruit despite the long sharp spines. In South Africa they are planted to serve as fencing, to keep goats off the road.

Thanks for sharing
Have a nice week

Warm Regards

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-09-17 19:51]

Hello Mike,
The cacti look great growing out of the black volcanic rock. They show up really well and the colors are right on the money. Excellent focus and great DOF throughout the entire frame.
I remember years ago before Rosie and I took our first trip out west, the one thing I wanted to see was a cactus growing in the wild. I realize to most people this is no big deal, but for me living in Ohio I thought it was pretty neat. I actually came across my first one in the Bad Lands and had to take a photo of it.

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