Sunday, January 11, 2009

Today's Flower - The Christmas Cactus

Maybe a bit late, but this one was still blooming today


A close-up

And a closeclose-up...


PS The Today's flowers meme is hosted by LUIZ SANTILLI JR. . Please visit and enjoy.

30 comments:

Anemone said...

Måpende Anemone!!!! og hun undrer mye i dag... bruker du ekstra lys?? og har du her på disse bildene laget deg en hvit bakgrunn??

Sandradb said...

It's never too late for beauties like this one! Fantastic picture indeed!

Raven said...

These photos are absolutely stunning - just fantastic. Great photography and of course the flowers are amazing.

Liv said...

Vakkert, vakkert!

Carletta said...

Wow! I really like the close closeup.
It's nice that it is still blooming.

Reader Wil said...

These close-ups are very beautiful, actually more than that! I know: they are exquisite!! I believe you are such a good photographer, because the composition of the photos is so great.
Here the ice is disappearing already.Pity!

Anne-Berit said...

Fantastisk,fatter ikke at du får det til.

esnorway said...

ja virkelig bra disse her

Petunia said...

Bra Rune! Flotte bilder av en blomst som egentlig får for lite oppmerksomhet. Kanskje forsi den heter noe med kaktus?

Darla said...

Very pretty and it's never to late to show off a beautiful flower!

RuneK said...

Flotte bilder Rune. Utrolig morsomt å se detaljer som dette her.

Arija said...

I'm glad youstill have a Christmas Cactus AND a Macro lens you lucky thig! Great shots.

Norm said...

very pretty the color is so attractive. Visit me here and thanks.

richies said...

Incredibly sharp focus on the close up. Just beautiful

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Ida said...

Nydelig Rune. :)
Og "macromennesket" Ida likte veldig godt nr. 2.
Vakkert!

KOSTAS said...

Really beautiful photos!
Congratulations!

Barbara said...

Very beautiful Christmas cactus. Love the close up
Smiles B

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Hi RuneE

Wordless this post!!
Thanks for sharing!

Luiz

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

This is extremely pretty, done so perfectly... I am in LOVE with these!

Leora said...

A lovely flower, very delicate, beautifully photographed.

Amanda said...

Lovely closeup, it is stunning!

fishing guy said...

Rune: You capture this beautifully, very nicely done my friend.

PERBS said...

Oh wow! Both shots are so beautiful! I have great difficulty photographing my Christmas cactus when if does bloom. . . because of your photos, I have seen the close up version of a gorgeous flower. I enjoyed both but especially like the second close up because it shows such great detail. Someone gave me their Christmas cactus and it has bloomed twice but not at Christmas. Maybe sometime in the future I can aim for a photo half as good as yours are. ..

I also left a comment on the post below -- congratulations! I also left a comment on David's blog about you. . .

Abraham Lincoln said...

My mother always had one of these and we were always stunned at the beauty of the flower.

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Kerri said...

Beautiful!!! I LOVE these plants!! They remind me of the my mother!

Maria said...

Jaaaaaaa, what a pleasure, it's PERFECT :))))

John said...

Dette var meget bra Rune.

Ivar Ivrig said...

Ohoi, denne klapper jeg for. Veldig bra. Hva har du brukt som bakgrunn?

Torsdag said...

Beautiful captured this zygomorph folwering cactus.

Jeni said...

Loved this post but then, I also love Christmas Cactus plants too! After my heart, you are!