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Flowers amid the spines: a lovely contradiction.
Donna mentioned that one of her cacti was blooming, so I wanted to get a photo. Donna said, don’t bother—it’s really tiny.
So I got out one of my microscope objectives and fitted it to the Sony camera, and got a shot of the little flower. As with most macro photography, the depth of focus is shallow, but I like the splash of color and the mix of focused and not focused.
This was taken indoors on a gray day, so not much available light—the exposure was 1.6 seconds.
Here is a shot of the cactus itself, showing how tiny the flower was. The cactus is about 5” in diameter.