Monday, March 28, 2011

Prickly Pear Pad


A new pad has grown on this prickly pear cactus.  Those thorns are not quite so intimidating when they are babies.

17 comments:

JM said...

Fantastic!

I can't see the photo, but clicked on the dot and it shows, just like what happened on my blog yesterday. Blogger is crazier and crazier!

Sharon said...

I've reposted the photo and now it appears but, the photo looks a little distorted to me. Sorry, not sure what is wrong.

Kate said...

If distorted, Sharon, it remains interesting. I like the colour tones.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

The photo looks good to me. I like the reddish color and light on the spikes.

Magpie said...

That's amazing. It looks nothing like what it's going to end up...couldn't come up with a good way to word that. But what an unusual look it has! Go macro!

Sharon Creech said...

So intricate--have never seen this up close.

Jarart said...

Like all babies, cute. But in a little while it will be nice and green and sharp.

Randy said...

Wow that photo is amazing. So crisp and rich with color.

RedPat said...

The pic looks great to me. The thorns look scary even though they are babies!

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

Is this the cactus that sticks you and then swells up inside your skin?

I always thought that was something that was an evolutionary mistake!

Pretty, though!

Mo said...

Yikes looks like a space creature

Kathy said...

Neither do I see any distortion, but then again, I haven't seen the original photo. I love this shot - very intriguing!

Regina K said...

I have seen many of this cactus but never a new pad and this close, very interesting. I like it.

Jack said...

It looks good in a close-up.

T. Becque said...

Nice job! Great color and shape.

Vicki said...

Ouch! I've never seen anything quite like it.

Thanks for dropping by Eucalypt Habitat, Sharon.

Nathalie said...

The thorns actually look quite soft!
They also have beautiful pastel colors... so very delicate.