Pictures from Phoenix and sometimes from the surrounding cities that make up the "Valley of the Sun"
Sunday, April 14, 2013
I've posted photos of the cardon cactus before. It's the giant in the cactus world native to northwestern Mexico. The blooms of this cactus are very similar to the saguaro blooms except for those fuzzy stems.
The bloom above was located pretty high up so thank goodness for the telephoto lens. The photo to the left lets you see the whole cactus and the flower is just about in the center of the photo.
I noticed after downloading the photo that I happened to catch a fly sitting just above the bloom. That is one great telephoto lens.