Sunday, March 20, 2011

Silk

I’m starting to see cactus blooming.  This blossom looks like it’s made of silk.

19 comments:

Kathy said...

As this image scrolled up on my screen, I was thinking: Wow, silk flowers have certainly evolved! They are truly beautiful and the lighting brings out so many special qualities.

Honest Abe Lincoln said...

Gosh...this has to be one of the prettiest flowers I have seen. I know there are some even prettier but not around here.

Irina said...

I am happy to know several people like that: prickles all around and very beautiful, silk inside.

Stephanie said...

Wow! I've never seen one quite so close up before. It's beautiful=)

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

One of the things that amazed me when we first moved to Arizona was the way the desert bloomed. I mean, whoever heard of cactus flowers?

These are gorgeous; reminds me of a silk nightie someone wore once!

Kate said...

Not one, but two beauties! It is so detailed and exquisite!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

The subtlety of the two shades of lavender is exquisite.

Birdman said...

So soft, for something seemingly so prickly.

Jack said...

This is special, Sharon. As a guy from the Northeast, I am still surprised when I see pictures of flowering cacti. Who knew?

Jarart said...

That is simply amazing!

Randy said...

So beautiful. They almost look fake.

Magpie said...

Sharon, it does look like silk. It shines and reflects. Perfect!

Regina K said...

They do look like silk, beautiful color and capture!

RedPat said...

I always think it is magical when my cacti (Which grow inside here) bloom. Great use of your lens.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

gorgeous flowers and yes they are clearly silky

Nathalie said...

This image is truly spectacular. the light is just right and brings out the soft colours. Just wonderful.

Thanks for your kind words on Avignon in Photos, much appreciated.

JM said...

Gorgeous, Sharon! Mine have started to bloom too. :-)

Susie of Arabia said...

Gorgeous! The color is amazing!

Sérgio Pontes said...

I like it =)