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rjlittlefield
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 9:29 pm    Post subject: Small red rock, weathered gray roots, fuzzy green plants Reply with quote



This is just a little still life that I shot on a hike earlier this summer. Same day and just a few hundred feet away from the Bee flies that I posted right after I got back. I ran across it tonight while looking through the files.

I have no idea what any of this stuff is, sorry! But there sure was lot of texture in a little space -- the red rock was well under 1/2" across.

--Rik

Technical: Canon A710 IS, aperture-priority mode, f/8 @ 1/30. Cropped to about 60%x75% of the original frame.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 4:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems I have seen that leafy looking fuzzy stuff before somewhere, though many years ago. Might be a species of cacti but I would not really know for sure, though there are some cacti aficionados on here that probably would know if it were. Think Shots like this are interesting to sit and peruse afterwards, especially if shot in haste, you never know what you may have captured after the download. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All cactus have areoles, those plants do not. If it is a succulent plant it would be one of the so called Other Succulents, and I am afraid not my field.

See:-

http://www.bcss.org.uk/areole.pdf

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Areole

http://www.oldandsold.com/articles25/cactus-7.shtml

http://turtlewoman.tripod.com/DesertPlants.html

By the way the term cacti is plural. A simple way of remembering which is correct is if you can't say cactuses you can't say cacti.

Therefore you can't have a cacti (cactuses), it is I have a cactus.

But you can have many cactuses or cacti.

Similarly you can have a collection of cactuses or cacti.

But not a cacti collection, because you would never say I have a cactuses collection, it would be a cactus collection.

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