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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Hot Red




A beautiful rich red cactus, draping its flowers over our neighbours' (L and P) front stairs is a sight worth stopping to look at as you walk past. To my delight I was invited over to enjoy and photograph these stunning blooms which have a pinky glow in the sunlight.




Love the cascade of stamens from the green centre, reminds me of a waterfall.










Loving the vivid colours combined with amazing structures, I believe we have a very creative God.

Sharing at Macro Flowers Saturday, Today's Flowers.

46 comments:

Nadege, said...

Wow, this looks huge. Wonderful captures.

tinajo said...

Crazy gorgeous - you take great pics!

Oh, I´ll answer the questions in a blog post of it´s own tomorrow. Will be fun! :-) If you have something to add; just shoot! :-D

Laura~ said...

Incredibly beautiful.. Love the vibrant colors!

Joop Zand said...

Wonderful shots and colors, good work again.

Greetings, Joop

marijke said...

What a lovely colors and great photo's of the cactus.
gr. Marijke

Steve said...

Very beautiful capture!!!

Joyful said...

That is a stunning flower. And you, are a gifted photographer.

Jenni said...

That took my breath away! Stunning, gorgeous, perfect!
Lovely work.
jenni

Kala said...

Gorgeous vivid colors and details!

Pam said...

Stunning and vivid.. I believe you are right, he bestows amazing beauty.

Giga said...

Śliczne zdjęcia. Ostatnie ma nawet dodatek - mrówkę :-). Pozdrawiam

Lauri said...

Incredible shots. A truly magnificent creation. Love the last shot with the ant - actually, I love them all!

Jill said...

Stunning!

Jeanne said...

Yes this flower is so amazing. When you see these tiny details in nature, it does make you fall down in wonder. Lovely photos and what an amazing cactus flower. Blessings in your day! Jeanne

Jeanne said...

Oh and look at the tiny ant on the "waterfall". I missed him at first!

Carmen Barriuso said...

Preciosas fotos. Mi preferida es la que tiene una hormiga.

Besos

missing moments said...

What a beautiful flower from a prickly fellow!

Bren said...

what amazing shots, love that first one in particular. You are the master of macro shots!

pietrzyk said...

Wonderful flower.Greetings Andrzej.

My Beautiful World said...

These are stunning you truly are an amazing photographer my friend. Enjoy your day.

Always Wendy

Sylvia K said...

An amazing photographer you are indeed! These are breathtaking captures! Love the flower, the color, the busy little fellow and I, too, love the floating, flowing stamens! So much beauty to start my day! Thank you! Hope your week is going well!

Sylvia

Eden said...

Love the shot with the ant!

Marianne said...

Immer wenn ich hier schaue, sehe ich nur wundervolle Blüten. Herrlich.

Hab lieben Dank.

Marianne ♥

Gillian Olson said...

What a beautiful flower, such great pictures.

Linda R. said...

WOW!! these are amazing.. This is why I keep coming back.. I just love these type of shots..

Karin M. said...

The photos are perfect ... wonderful details in stunning quality .......super nice color
LG: Karin

thefisherlady said...

We have a truly "amazing" God! Thank you for showing us some of His extraordinary glory! Makes me breathless!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

I agree! God is indeed creative! Love the photos showing the stamens. Beautiful!

Filip Demuinck said...

I like the combination with the white elements in the red flowers.

Greetings,
Filip

Larry said...

This is great! I had a similar plant many years ago and gave it away... now after seeing this, I have extremely delayed second thoughts!! Larry

Amy Barta said...

So beautiful! I use your pictures as wallpaper for my iPhone. =)

geanina said...

these are amazing...great work!

Valerie said...

Absolutely exquisite captures - Especially the shot of the ant! Indeed we do have an awesome God of Wonders, and what a fabulous blessing we've been given in eyesight to appreciate His creation. Thanks for sharing your photographic gifting with us.

hannah said...

Beautiful shade of red/pink. We are in need of colour here up North. Wonderful angles.

Genie said...

This is one awesome series of photos. I have never seen anything like the beauty of this bloom. The stamens are out of this world. Everything about the shots is delicate and beautiful. Kudos. genie
ps...thanks for the visit and comment...how did you fine me...I could not get my link to work, either.

Liz said...

What a gorgeous flower and so beautifully captured!
Your neighbours have such a lovely garden.

Sivinden said...

SO beautiful!

Míriam Luiza said...

Que privilégio termos um Deus quefaz coisas tão lindas, vizinhos que tem estas flores no jardim, alguém que fotografa tão bem, para mostrar para nós estas maravilhas.
(Salmos 19:1) - OS céus declaram a glória de Deus e o firmamento anuncia a obra das suas mãos.

bethanndodd said...

The flowers are absolutely stunning! Thank you for bringing to life with your camera! Smiles~Beth

Sara said...

What an amazing flower, gorgeous photos, love the little ant in the final photo.

Ann said...

the macro is very beautiful

Linnea said...

Gorgeously photographed. Some of your views of this flower remind me of G. O'Keeffe!

Marius Barbu said...

Amazing pictures and beautiful flower! Congratulations!

Maia said...

I love this cactus, it looks amazing when all covered with these gorgeous flowers.

Your first shot is fantastic, great angle to show all those cascading stamens.

eileeninmd said...

A lovely plant and gorgeous closeups. It is a beautiful flower. Happy Sunday!

chubskulit said...

So beautiful!

Red Rose, a tribute. Have a blessed Sunday!

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