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the Prickly Pear...
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Posted By: Bob Harris, 08-30-2011, 07:49 PM

gets no respect. After spending a year with less than 5 inches of rain and then blooming, you would think webs could be spun somewhere else. It's not easy being a Prickly Pear cactus. The second photo is of a cholla cactus which seems to get a little more respect, but don't get too close like the birds that built their nest, you will get stuck.

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Excellent shots! I really like the back lighting.
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I respect the Cacti - the ability to survive and blossom in those environments demands acknowledgement and respect - ohh that first one looks pretty sticky.
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Yes, the light is lovely on the 2nd shot.

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Excellent shots! I really like the back lighting.
Thank you Bruce, I shot these right at sunset to highlight the cacti. Bob
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I respect the Cacti - the ability to survive and blossom in those environments demands acknowledgement and respect - ohh that first one looks pretty sticky.
You're right Dave, tough plants, amazing they survive and they do create a "sticky" situation when you bump into them. I picked out plenty of those spines growing up in the desert. Bob
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Nice shots Bob.....the pears are tasty, ever tried them? Make great jelly or preserves too.
Regards!
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Yes, the light is lovely on the 2nd shot.
thanks so much for commenting, I caught the sun just right as it sat. Bob

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Nice shots Bob.....the pears are tasty, ever tried them? Make great jelly or preserves too.
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Rupert, I have had the jelly, but never the pear to eat. I know many like them though. thanks for looking . Bob
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