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Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 9 March 2015 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

A well-protected golden barrel cactus with its armor of radial and central spines.

Photo captured June 18, 2011.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 100 48 mm (35mm equiv.)

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tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Woooo. ... Magnifique.
Détails sublimes. Mais ne pas toucher ... ouille !!!!!!..))

9 Mar 2015 7:19am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Ah, yes, you would not want to try tackling that in a hurry !

9 Mar 2015 7:56am

Laurette from Lonehill - Fourways, South Africa

A wonderful capture of this unique and special plant with beautiful details !

9 Mar 2015 10:09am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Beautiful graphical close up and details

9 Mar 2015 10:45am

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Great !

9 Mar 2015 10:47am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Another fabulous reworking - pin sharp!

9 Mar 2015 12:40pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Good shot ... don't SIT! ;D

9 Mar 2015 1:04pm

franz from Baden, Austria

brilliant frame, great and very sharp (!) details, amazing circular design !

9 Mar 2015 3:47pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

Sure don't want to fall in this image. I looked today to see one of my cactus plants has
died and I dread having to clean that up. Superb image.

9 Mar 2015 5:11pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

This point of view is spectacular!

9 Mar 2015 5:45pm

Wayra from Roma, Italy

Really a nice geometric template found in the Nature. Well done!

9 Mar 2015 5:46pm

Tataze from Bourgogne, France

un coussin de belle mère ?

9 Mar 2015 6:30pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Beautiful graphics on this wonderful barrel cactus ... the spines are impressive !!!

9 Mar 2015 9:19pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Oh indeed, ouch! Don't fall on that.

9 Mar 2015 10:01pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

This is just beautiful! Wonderful POV! The detail and color is just beautiful! A spectacular image!

10 Mar 2015 1:12am

urspo from phoenix, United States

We have myriad amounts of them here in Phoenix.

10 Mar 2015 4:12am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle épine et vue quelle compo sueprbe couleur et rond

10 Mar 2015 4:32am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


10 Mar 2015 9:59am

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

Splendid framing of the cactus.

10 Mar 2015 6:17pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful image of this golden cactus. Wonderful details. Excellent POV. :)

11 Mar 2015 9:27am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Patternized to extreme..this cactus lives for its patterns! GREAT SHOT!!!*****

12 Mar 2015 1:15pm

Claudette from belgium, Belgium

dangerous to seat on

13 Mar 2015 2:52pm