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The cactus blooms...1

Posted by
Devi (Chennai, India) on 21 May 2014 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

A short series on the Cactus from my neighbour's terrace garden....
I found this amazing !! The thorns like cobra heads protecting the small buds..Reminded me of ancient castles/forts with armed soldiers protecting the Royalty!!

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

That's a cactus thorns are terrible.

21 May 2014 5:25am

@Jypyä Pop: You are right Jypya..they are fearsome!

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

There is something almost extraterrestrial about this Devi, I hope the flying saucers haven't landed ;-)

21 May 2014 5:45am

@Doug: Not that I know of, Doug...unless they are invisible:))))May be there's a Martian hiding somewhere!

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellente compo

21 May 2014 6:00am

@PATRICK: Thank you PATRICK :)

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Those spines look truly wicked and I agree with you on the cobra thoughts !

21 May 2014 6:09am

@Ronnie 2¢: They are terrible sharp Ronnie!! Wonder if they are poisonous too!!!

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

On va regarder et ne pas toucher !.... :))))
Jolie fleur en préparation mais un peu coicée...)

21 May 2014 7:02am

@tataray: Merci tataray:)

Martine Libouton from Genappe, Belgium

Impressionnant ce cactus!! Aie!

21 May 2014 8:02am

@Martine Libouton: Thank you Martine:)

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!
Amazing & lovely!

21 May 2014 8:34am

@omid: Thank you Omid. I am sure you have a lot of Cacti in Iran :)

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece


21 May 2014 9:26am

@Dimitrios: :)))))) Dimitrios

mohkum from Cochin (Kochi), India

Beautiful macro! The perfect beauty of cactus!

21 May 2014 9:48am

@mohkum: Thank you mohkum:)

Rafael from North Miami, United States

Never seen one like that. Good shot !

21 May 2014 10:30am

@Rafael: Thank you Rafael:)

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Pretty and dangerous :)

21 May 2014 11:11am

@Ainsley: You are right the Cobra:)

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Looks so strong

21 May 2014 11:28am

@Hiro: Thank you Hiro:)

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Stunning plant !!beautiful photo .

21 May 2014 1:00pm

@Mhelene: Thank you Mhelene:)

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine shot of this rare cactus blossom. The way it protects its blossom is impressive.

21 May 2014 2:27pm

@Don: Yes Don...the thorns are really sharp!

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle plante et vue avec ce corne et cette boule jaune sueprbe.

21 May 2014 4:22pm

@Nicou: Merci Nicou:)

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Fantasdtic poem!! A flower growing between these dangers pricklers!!
Love it!

21 May 2014 4:30pm

@Lalena: Thank you are kind:))))

Shiva from Berwick, Canada

Thats really amazing, Devi .... never saw one like that ........ I am looking forward to the flower ..
Kindest regarads and have a great day Monika

21 May 2014 4:39pm

@Shiva: Thank you Monika...The petals have the texture of paper:)

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

What an unusual looking plant - those thorns are like weapons! The bud is lovely. A fascinating image

21 May 2014 5:17pm

@Ruthiebear: More buds on the way, Ruthie:)

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Among skewers the promise of a beautiful flower! Best regards, Adela

21 May 2014 6:44pm

@Adela Fonts: That's a lovely comment Adela :))))))))))))))))))

ursulakatariina from Uusikaupunki, Finland

Wow, the thorns really look like little cobras. It will be interesting to see this series.
Great shot.

21 May 2014 9:14pm

@ursulakatariina: Thank you Ursula:)))))

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Very good defenses against hungry animals. An excellent shot.

21 May 2014 9:41pm

@Steve Rice: Yes Steve.. I wonder if any animal would even try a bite!! The tongue may be torn!!

RBL from Oxford, United States

Beauty among thorns ... wonderful close-up!

21 May 2014 11:19pm

@RBL: Thank you RBL :)))

Sam from Chennai, India

Amazing details of this cactus plant, Devi.
Beautiful capture of nature's defence systems in this closeup.
I like your narration. A fine shot. Thank you. :)

22 May 2014 6:16am

@Sam: Thank you Sam :))))) It reminds me of yesteryear's Naga movies...with all the Vittalacharya special effects!!!!

Langevine from Angers, France


22 May 2014 6:54am

@Langevine: Merci L'angevine:)

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