Sunday, 11 May 2014

Barrel Cactus

These grown wild in Arizona - but this one is in the Botanical Gardens in Melbourne.


You can find more macro shots at Macro Monday 2 and I Heart Macro.  SM

22 comments:

Revrunner said...

Great photo, Stewart!

Irma said...

Great picture of this cactus, Stewart.
Greetings Irma

Montanagirl said...

Terrific photo of the Cactus, Stewart - Happy Sunday to you!!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Awesome pic. Looks rather prickly!

TexWisGirl said...

they're very cool.

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Very cool shot and I would not want to get too close to those pricklies.

Ela said...

Great photo ! Greetings !

Sylvia K said...

Ah, cool indeed!! And what a great cactus!! Have a great new week, Stewart!!

Linda W. said...

Nice shot. Like how you composed this photo.

Brian King said...

Nice symmetry in the spines!

Naquillity said...

what a wonderful image. hope all is well. have a great day~

eileeninmd said...

Stewart, wonderful shot of the Barrel Cactus!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Yes, indeed, they grow wild here in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona!

My Macro: Looking Forward to Your Visit!

Karen said...

Prickly stuff! Great detail!

Kalantikan said...

Lovely detailed shot!

Randi said...

Awesome capture of the cactus. Looks "dangerous".

Pieni Lintu said...

Looks very cool! :D

Laloofah said...

You have to admire its formidable defenses, as well as its beauty and symmetry, which you captured so well! What an eye-catching photo, it completely distracted me from visiting your SkyWatch photo. :-)

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful shot. I love cacti and succulents - about the only plants I can keep alive indoors.

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

So much beauty in a cactus!

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Beautiful! Cacti are very interesting.

Marie said...

Beautiful, Stewart! Looks like my own world! :-)