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Fairies' Garden

Fairies' Garden
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Copyright: Laszlo Kaposvari (Hormon_Manyer) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1472 W: 308 N: 2610] (10251)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2019-03-22
Categories: Cacti
Camera: Sony DSC HX400V
Exposure: f/8, 1/30 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2019-04-21 14:25
Viewed: 594
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Thanks very much for your comments on my previous post.

The current one is my 1st to the 'Cacti' category. It was shot in Cactualdea Park, which advertises itself as the biggest thematic cactus park in Europe (although, the term Europe is only politically right - as the Canary Islands belong to Spain -, geographically this area is clearly Africa). For botanic garden lovers the park is surely a must, as you can find over 1200 species of stem succulents, mostly cacti.

The species on the pic is the Fishhook barrel cactus (Ferocactus wislizeni (Engelm.) Britt. & Rose), one of those which was in bloom when we were there. The flowers of this species, with the thorns around, reminded me to a fairy garden (hence the title). You can see the full plant in the workshop.

Photo: taken in manual exposure mode, with f/8, 1/30 sec.,ISO 80 and manual white balance. PP: level and color adjustment, moderate cropping, re-sharpening after re-sizing.

Thanks for looking.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2019-04-21 14:39]

Hello Laszlo,
Fantastic sharp detailed and very beautiful image of this cactus. Taken from the best POV in a nice composition.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2019-04-21 14:51]

Ciao Alex,a visit to a botanical garden,it's like a jump in a butterfly house for me,and sincerly i don't like it,because species aren't endemic of the place and it's very easy to take pics..ehee..but your is absolutely wonderful,you caught in a original prospect and fine details the flowers of this cactea. And i can understand well how the flowers are small watching your WS.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano.

The image truly gives the impression of a Fairy's Garden, Laszlo. Most beautiful Cacti I have ever seen.

Hello Laszlo,
Beautiful shot with stunning light and details. Well captured - like POV and tight frame.
Thanks for sharing such beautiful species,

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2019-04-22 13:49]

Hi Laszlo
Beautiful flowers of this cactus.
The same colors of the Spanish flag.


Hello Laszlo,
Very nice image with amazing colors. I like the fantastic details.
Impressive composition.

hallo Laszlo
beautiful colored flowers of this Ferocactus
gr lou

Ciao Laszlo, great view of beautiful cactus, fantastic colors, excellent clarity, fine details and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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