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Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 27 April 2016 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Photo captured April 21, 2016.

NIKON D7000 1/30 second F/5.6 ISO 100 78 mm (35mm equiv.)

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tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Ohhhhhh superbes couleurs. Qui s'y frotte, s'y pique ! !!!!!!!.......)

27 Apr 2016 5:33am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Fascinating what detail there is if only we stop to look . . and see !

27 Apr 2016 8:07am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Lovely pattern and colors you reveal in this close-up.

27 Apr 2016 8:38am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

spiny starbursts

27 Apr 2016 9:10am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Très beau ce détail!

27 Apr 2016 9:21am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
such beautiful frame, colors, lights & details!

27 Apr 2016 9:44am

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Lovely pattern and beautiful details in this excellent close-up! Well done Steven!

27 Apr 2016 9:53am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wonderful framing and colors !

27 Apr 2016 9:55am

Martine from France

Cela doit beaucoup piquer.

27 Apr 2016 10:58am

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Nice macro. Prickly, too!

27 Apr 2016 11:01am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Bien vu !!

27 Apr 2016 11:53am

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

Amazing details.

27 Apr 2016 1:06pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine close up of this cactus. We don't usually get to see the structure of cactus like this. A very good shot.

27 Apr 2016 1:47pm

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

Ough !! I have pricked me with the thorn !!

27 Apr 2016 1:55pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful frame full of spines on this lovely cactus.

27 Apr 2016 2:17pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Perfect :-) I would be messing around for hours trying to find just the right comp. :-)

27 Apr 2016 2:39pm

Jean-Louis Guianvarc'h from Valence d'Albigeois, France

Une photo qui ne manque pas de piquant! Superbe cadrage.
A photo that does not lack spice! Superb framing.

27 Apr 2016 3:33pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain


27 Apr 2016 4:11pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Absolutely captivating!

27 Apr 2016 5:47pm

roland theys from Loverval, Belgium

A beautiful frame ,good photo!

27 Apr 2016 8:59pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Did you put hour finger on it just to see if it was really pokey?

Excellent shot.

27 Apr 2016 10:42pm

@Michael Rawluk: I was thinking of stating that the red area was a blood stain after I accidentally poked my eye with the radials. But decided against it. The red area is actually new growth at the top.

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful close up! I would not want to get too close to those prickles! Wonderful detail and color!

28 Apr 2016 2:16am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Your symmetrical framing gives this an almost kaleidoscopic feeling.

28 Apr 2016 3:31am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle vue sur ce épines quelle finesse et piquant fantastique compo

28 Apr 2016 4:31am

Moridi from Tehran, Iran

Nice shot. Well done.

28 Apr 2016 4:48am

fereshteh. from Iran

Great shot

28 Apr 2016 10:46am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


28 Apr 2016 1:51pm