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A Christmas cactus?


A Christmas cactus?
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Copyright: Maite SRivero (Maite) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-01-19
Categories: Cacti
Exposure: f/3.5
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Cactus Flowers [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-17 7:56
Viewed: 6425
Points: 68
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Si es un cactus o no, lo ignoro (me ha sido imposible encontrar su identidad por más que la he buscado), pero encontré esta curiosa planta de afiladas espinas en el Jardín de Cactus de Guatiza en Lanzarote.
Me llamó la atención por esos frutos carnosos tan rojos que casi le daban un aspecto navideño, aunque las espinas no lo parecían tanto.

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If it is cactus or not, I don't know (I failed looking for the identity). But I found this plant in the Cacti Garden of Guatiza in Lanzarote (Canary Islands).
I found it attractive for those meaty fruits which gave to it a Christmas look, though maybe not so much for the spines.

Thanks for visiting and kisses to all.

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Actualizado el 3 de marzo de 2007

Tasajillo (Opuntia leptocaulis)
Por fiiiiiin!
Un millón de gracias a mi genio de la botánica favorito, Juan Luis (XOTAELE), por revelarme la identidad de este cactus.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-02-17 8:05]

Hi Maite.
Splendid another your cactus(or not) picture.I like beautiful and very interesting red fruits.Thorns look dangerously.
Perfect sharpness,very nice POV.Colors and details are great.
Well done nicely composed.TFS and great weekend.
Greetings Milos

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-02-17 8:21]

Hi Maite.
Funny and nice plant, which I have never seen before. Selected by you DOF and POV are very impressive as well as the lighting, exposure and beautiful colours. My compliments and TFS.
Alexei.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-02-17 8:35]

Hello Maite,
Very nice close up of this cactus.POV,colors,framing and visual impact are wonderful.
TFS...:-)

Hola Maite, no conocía tu galería, pero tienes unas fotos muy bonitas. con mucha personalidad. Me encnatan las mariposas y las aves, así que puedo disfrutar de tus mariposas. Esta foto es preciosa, llena de colorido. Me gusta mucho la presentación y los tipos de letra que utilizas. Un cordial saludo

José Luis

Hola Maite.

Menuda maraña de espinas, colorido no le falta.

Regards.Jose Luis.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-02-17 8:37]
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Hola Maite,
No sé qué arbusto será y menos qué animal podrá comerse tan protegidos frutos! Pero la foto es bonita y el arbusto llamativo.
Por cierto, he mirado los parámetros de la foto y son raros. ¿Los controlas tú o son automáticos?

hi maite,
another nice shot of a plant seems to be of some variety of cactus,
the colours are well saturated,
frame is simple & beautiful,
tfs & regards
pankaj

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  • sily Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 6 N: 395] (1934)
  • [2007-02-17 11:37]

Hola Maite!
Thorns and red, not realy christmas mood but I see why it's called like that, great shot with nice details and colours!

Hola Maite,
Que espinosa presentación!
Es que que tamaño tan grande tienen las espinas en comparación con el resto de la planta y floración.
Muy buena la composición y los detalles obtenidos...
Bueno, seguiremos a la espera por si alguien ayuda en la identificación, yo no la sé pero me gustaría saberlo.
Enhorabuena por la foto y gracias por compartirla.
Un gran saludo,
JM

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-02-17 12:37]

Hi Maite,
Wonderful shot of this cactus. The flowers look very pretty and colourful among those big thorns. Very nicely composed with sharp details. Kudos.
RFS.
Sumon

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  • carmia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 231 W: 4 N: 144] (2240)
  • [2007-02-17 13:18]

Hola Maite! espinas no le faltan, muy buena composicion y color, saludos.

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2007-02-17 16:19]

Bonsoir Maite
Une chose est sure c'est un cactus bien épineux, très belle prise de vue haute en couleurs. Bravo
Amicalement Robi

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2007-02-17 17:59]

Bela foto Maite,com as cores bem nitida destaque do verde vermelho muito bom,mais uma vez valeu a pena,parabéns.

hello maité
bravo, c'est super, de l'imagination, de la couleur et une parfaite présentation
bien vu
edith

Hello Maite,
I like the composition here with the thorns of the bush and its bright red fruit.
Well seen and aesthetically framed.
Ram

Hola Maite,
Very interesting plant, well captured.
Nice vivid colors picture.
Thanks for sharing.

Ben Lakitan

Salut Maite
Très belle image!
J'adore le ton éclatant des petits fruits.
Belle composition.
Ils doivent être assez dure a aller chercher ces petits fruits parmis toutes ces épines.
Merci et au revoir...JP

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-02-20 11:10]

Hello Maite,
Wonderful close up.I liked vivid colors, framing,details and composition a lot. TFS

Hello Maite,
Very nice color contrast and sharpness. Those meaty fruits are well protected by sharp thorns. Very well done and tfs.
JC

bonjour maité
aie!!!!
c'est ce qui me vient en premier a l'esprit lorsque je vois ce cactus.
belles couleurs netteté et exposition.
laurent

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-02-21 22:52]

Hello Maite

Wow the thorns on that cactus are huge.The fruit is very well saturated and quite attractive.Nicely cropped and framed.The picture is well focused with sharp details.Interesting post.TFS

Rob

Hello Maite,
This is a very original picture of a plant that I have never seen before. I like those colors, details and this composition even if the frame is very busy ;) Well done with good exposure. Thanks,
Claudine

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer [C: 191 W: 0 N: 10] (173)
  • [2007-02-22 11:38]

selam Maite;
good foto..selamlar

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-02-22 16:14]

hello Maite
here is interesting and beautiful fruitful cactus but i do not know about its certain ID. i like point of view, colours and framing
thanks for sharing
greetings
izler

Hello Maite , very impressive colors and sharpness of this interesting plant , good luck...

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  • NellyD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 0 N: 445] (1783)
  • [2007-02-24 13:34]

Hi Maite,

I like your capture of this cactus, interesting and new to me.
Very beautiful, good colours, sharpness and light.
Well done!
TFS and have a nice weekend.

Greetings, Nel

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  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 158 N: 896] (2904)
  • [2007-02-24 20:28]

Hi Maite, this is a beautiful capture of this cactus. The colour is very good, especially with these red buds. Well seen on your part.

Thanks, John

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  • Isu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 313 W: 0 N: 21] (1663)
  • [2007-02-27 18:07]

Hola Maite, curioso ejemplar, tampoco se exactamente que es, pero coincido en que parece navideño... pero has captado muy bien el color y la luz, porque a veces los rojos salen muy sobreexpuestos, enhorabuena por tu trabajo. Saludos Sira

Hola Maite, puede ser tu cactus una Opuntia leptocaulis.
Es lo más parecido que tengo en mis libros (los que he comprado, no he escrito ninguno. Subrayado sí, como casi todo el mundo).
Un cariñoso saludo, JL.

interesting cactus indeed, TFS Ori

Hi Maite;I like this cactus,thorny and red coloured,good shot...
Habema.
:-]

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  • Mahd (17)
  • [2007-04-25 14:04]

Hi Maite
excelent macro! pretty colors and details! Good work!
TFS
Mehdi

Hi Maite,
Really very interesting and good looking red fruits. They look particularly beautiful behind the sharp spines. Very nice macro shot. Thanks for sharing.
- Nirmal

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  • badar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 0 N: 160] (785)
  • [2007-12-26 2:58]

Hi Maite,
I like the way the thorns & berries are seeking attention here for form & colour.
TFS
Merry Christmas & New Year Greetings
bader

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