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Part of the Sonoran Desert near Scottsdale, Arizona. Caught a Staghorn Cholla cactus silhouetted in the morning light in the foreground, with desert Spring flowers in the background. The yellow flower is Brittlebrush and the red one appears to be Chuparosa.

(Thanks to :iconroocat: & :iconpatgoltz: for the flower identification.)
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:iconbrenna-yo:
Brenna-yo Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008
Wow, very beautiful O:
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:iconacutely:
acutely Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008   Photographer
Thanks! :)
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magdalenasworld Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008   Photographer
wow, that cactus is amazing :sun: lovely backlit image
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:iconacutely:
acutely Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008   Photographer
Thanks! One of my personal favorites :)
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:iconmagdalenasworld:
magdalenasworld Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008   Photographer
i would be proud of it too :)
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RooCat Featured By Owner May 15, 2008
Hey, what are you doing in my yard? Actually, I'm a fair piece south of where you were. That is a staghorn cholla. I can't see enough detail to tell you what the red things are but you might ask =PatGoltz as she is familiar with a lot of the AZ wildflowers.
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:iconacutely:
acutely Featured By Owner May 15, 2008   Photographer
:rofl: Thanks, I'll update the description and see if Pat knows the red flower. :)
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:iconroocat:
RooCat Featured By Owner May 15, 2008
:D You are welcome. The red ones are not one I normally see at my elevation - over twice that of Scottsdale. I only have pomegrantes and ocotillos in non-cacti red flowers. Actually, you might find them just doing a red flower search of Pat's gallery - with or without asking her. It does look like my land without the reds in there. I have lots of staghorn, buckhorn and chain-fruit chollas as well as prickly pears and saguaros, not to mention hedgehogs and pincushions. ;)
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crazygardener Featured By Owner May 2, 2008
Nice shot!!!!!
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:iconacutely:
acutely Featured By Owner May 2, 2008   Photographer
Thanks! :)
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:iconcrazygardener:
crazygardener Featured By Owner May 2, 2008
your welcome
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:iconthe-stealth-ninja:
The-Stealth-Ninja Featured By Owner May 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
If you have any closer shots of the red flowers, I'm sure I could get my dad to identify it.
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:iconacutely:
acutely Featured By Owner May 1, 2008   Photographer
Unfortunately, I don't. Wanted a better title, but was anxious to post.
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PatriciaVazquez Featured By Owner May 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
gorgeous !! prickly !! :lol:
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:iconacutely:
acutely Featured By Owner May 1, 2008   Photographer
Thanks. Not easy to take a stroll through this stuff or look for a golf ball (not to mention the rattlers) :)
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PatriciaVazquez Featured By Owner May 2, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
hahahahaha:)
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:iconchristinavk:
christinavk Featured By Owner May 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful!
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:iconacutely:
acutely Featured By Owner May 1, 2008   Photographer
Thanks :hug:
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SandraSaar Featured By Owner May 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
The contrasts are so interesting. :D
Love it. :)
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:iconacutely:
acutely Featured By Owner May 1, 2008   Photographer
Yes, I agree. Thanks! :) :hug:
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