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I think this is a notocactus, but I could be wrong. I have been busy lately and just returned from Yuma, AZ. Nice 80 degree weather and now I am sitting here in a snow/ice storm.

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Very nice Sue! :D
I'm a little bit confused by the flower shape. :? Is it real?
Eager what will Dave and Irwin say.
Beautiful ambient light. How much exposure lasted long?
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Yes, this is real... :lol: I have not killed it yet, but with my luck keeping things alive, it is sure to happen.

Exposure was set to 1/8 sec at f4. Tripod of course.
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Beautiful lighting emphasises the structure of the opening bloom. :D

If you have another shot that has the spination pattern or the open flower, it would help identify the plant. There are several Notos with a purpleish bloom, including herteri, roseiflorus, roscoluteus, rutlilans, and uebelmannianus.

Last I checked, the doyens of taxonomy have eliminated the Notocactus genus and clumped them into Parodias. :? I guess I'm a holdout for the old Notocactus designation, as I suspect Dave is.

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Yes, I noticed they lumped it into Parodias, but well what can I say :lol: I will get a few more images. I have two left to post for today so I will see what I can get.
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here are two more. Hopefully they will help with the id.
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Wow! Gymnocalycium hossei or some hybrid? I suspect flower doesn't match. They have protrudent flowers I think and almost always more then one bud. :-k
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Sue,

Oddly enough, I don't care about the ID on this one. :wink:

I'm still intrigued by the lighting on that first picture. It's very, um, "romantic" maybe. Reminds me of a fancy wax candle -- very attractive, very companionable. But these last two are quite literal. Was the first one shot at a different time and place, did you manage to find one that the light was hitting different, is there some artificial shading going on, or something else I haven't even thought of?

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rjlittlefield wrote:Sue,

Oddly enough, I don't care about the ID on this one. :wink:

I'm still intrigued by the lighting on that first picture. It's very, um, "romantic" maybe. Reminds me of a fancy wax candle -- very attractive, very companionable. But these last two are quite literal. Was the first one shot at a different time and place, did you manage to find one that the light was hitting different, is there some artificial shading going on, or something else I haven't even thought of?

--Rik
The first image was taken with more of an "artsy" feel to it. The other two are more for id purposes. Ambient light was used on the first, but a white light bulb was use to illuminate the last two.
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Post by beetleman »

There is a lot of "depth" in the first picture Sue, and the lighting in and on the flower is fantastic.
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One further question, Sue,, Is the stigma in the center of the flower a red or purple or similar color?

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cactuspic wrote:One further question, Sue,, Is the stigma in the center of the flower a red or purple or similar color?

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It is actually more of a purple, but does have a tint of pink.
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Geez...would ya just look at all the posts in here, I had to wade down just to get to the bottom. What did ya do Sue...leave the gate open? :lol: I like the first one but the DOF is pretty shallow, just a tad bit more would have been better I think. But I do agree, with which ever it was, it does look like a candle, well just a bit. :-k

The other two, well I don't know. I like the DOF in the last one but the flower would look nicer to me if it were a bit sharper or maybe more defined would be a better term. As for the second, well looks okay but you have dust on your sensor :lol: and I would have liked the flower a little more to the right of the frame. :D I know, I know, they are for id purposes but what do ya have to do to know that its a cactus...sit on it! :lol:

Okay, so how did I do, huh, huh? Critical enough? See what you get when you don't post often. :lol:

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Ken Ramos wrote:Geez...would ya just look at all the posts in here, I had to wade down just to get to the bottom. What did ya do Sue...leave the gate open? :lol: I like the first one but the DOF is pretty shallow, just a tad bit more would have been better I think. But I do agree, with which ever it was, it does look like a candle, well just a bit. :-k

The other two, well I don't know. I like the DOF in the last one but the flower would look nicer to me if it were a bit sharper or maybe more defined would be a better term. As for the second, well looks okay but you have dust on your sensor :lol: and I would have liked the flower a little more to the right of the frame. :D I know, I know, they are for id purposes but what do ya have to do to know that its a cactus...sit on it! :lol:

Okay, so how did I do, huh, huh? Critical enough? See what you get when you don't post often. :lol:
Don't make me hurt you Ken :lol: :lol:
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