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Week 2: Warnings

January 11, 2012

Touch these pretty puppies at your own peril! One my favorite things about  Arizona – cactus flowers! Click the image to get a closer view.

Took this yesterday (with my little Nikon Coolpix which has taken it’s last shot  – on the hunt for a new point and shoot) while waiting at the tee on the TPC Scottsdale, Champions’ (as if!) Course.  Shot a 94 – and considering it’s been almost two months since I’ve played, I’m not complaining!

Camera Data: handheld, focal length 9.1 mm, f/4.3, shutter speed 1/270, ISO 100.

14 Comments leave one →
  1. Tammy permalink
    January 11, 2012 3:27 pm

    The beauty pulls you in and then OUCH! Wonderful details…looking forward to hearing what kind of camera you end up getting!

  2. January 11, 2012 3:28 pm

    Nice shot…not many of these on the golf courses over here lol

  3. January 11, 2012 5:56 pm

    On the happy occasions that we’ve been traveling in the southwest, the bright pretty flowers balancing on the edges of scarey spiky plants were quite a surprise. Nice job of the focus–for flower and spikes.

  4. Mike permalink
    January 11, 2012 6:35 pm

    Didn’t know we had another golfer amongst us. Wish I was playing but it’s off season here in NJ.

    • Vicki permalink
      January 11, 2012 8:23 pm

      Between AZ and CA we’re lucky to be able to play pretty much all year round!

  5. January 11, 2012 8:52 pm

    I love that the beautiful blossom almost seems like its daring you to touch it! There are no blooms in my neck of the woods (Maryland). *sigh* I can’t wait until the summer.

  6. January 11, 2012 9:49 pm

    Dem Cacti done able to look out for DeySelves. Wonderful. We replaced or dead Coolpix P&S with a later model s3100, it’s a ripper.

  7. January 12, 2012 1:42 am

    I do love cactusses, too, so: Thanks for the warning!

  8. January 12, 2012 5:25 am

    Wonderful detail on the prickly beauty.

  9. January 12, 2012 3:47 pm

    Beautiful shot…cactus and golf!!

  10. January 13, 2012 6:57 am

    nice strong pink but dangerwarning for your fingeres at the same time. I know how easy it is to get one in a finger and how hard to get rid of

  11. January 16, 2012 2:01 pm

    Seems like there are more than sand traps at the golf course – wouldn’t want one of those spikes where the ball lands… The little Nikon did a good job for it’s last fling – colour and cropping is also good

  12. January 18, 2012 2:12 pm

    Condolences on the demise of your Nikon–hope you find a replacement that you enjoy as much. Great detail on the cactus!

  13. January 23, 2012 6:33 pm

    Always seems like the prettiest of flowers appear on the most hideous of plants, doesn’t it? Very nice.

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