Engelmann's Pricklypear Flower (Spring desert flowers ). Photo by TucsonDoug
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Engelmann's Pricklypear Flower

Uploaded by: TucsonDoug

Monday April 15, 2013

Tucson, AZ (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Opuntia engelmannii. Saguaro National Park East. Most of the Pricklypear plants are still in bud form but there are a few already flowering.

Image Description: 4-15-13 SNPE

Manufacturer: Canon

Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS

Orientation: top - left

x-Resolution: 72.00

y-Resolution: 72.00

Resolution Unit: Inch

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows

Artist: Douglas Olin

Copyright: © 2013 Douglas M. Olin (Photographer) - (Editor)

Exposure Time: 1/800 sec.

FNumber: f/10.0

Exposure Program: Normal program

ISO Speed Ratings: 200

Exif Version: Exif Version 2.2

Components Configuration: Y Cb Cr -

Shutter speed: 9.62 EV (APEX: 28, 1/789 sec.)

Aperture: 6.62 EV (f/9.9)

Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV

MaxApertureValue: 5.00 EV (f/5.7)

Subject Distance: 2.3 m

Metering Mode: Center-Weighted Average

Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

Focal Length: 214.0 mm

SubsecTime: 41

SubSecTimeOriginal: 41

SubSecTimeDigitized: 41

Color Space: sRGB

PixelXDimension: 3110

PixelYDimension: 2073

Focal Plane x-Resolution: 4438.36

Focal Plane y-Resolution: 4445.97

Focal Plane Resolution Unit: Inch

Exposure Mode: Auto exposure

White Balance: Auto white balance

Scene Capture Type: Standard

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9. Wanda1948
10:15 PM GMT on April 17, 2013
Very beautiful blooming cactus! I have a cactus in pots only! Congratulations for this beauty!
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8. tomekandjola
6:08 PM GMT on April 17, 2013
Beautiful flower, excellent photo. I had Pricklypear gelato in Tortilla Flat not long ago, very tasty!
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7. Bluesmaster
4:36 PM GMT on April 17, 2013
Lovely image Doug, AC congrats!
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6. trailhiker44
2:35 PM GMT on April 17, 2013
Ohhh- this is a beauty !
Marvelous clarity and detail !
CONGRATULATIONS on your BLUE BORDER, Doug !!!
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5. line
12:57 PM GMT on April 17, 2013
love this and wonderful series!
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4. WeatherWise
12:26 AM GMT on April 17, 2013
Wow, in bloom already! I took a photo of the
prickly pear that I see on my daily walk but
don't think it near ready to bloom. Pretty
yellow bloom - Nice capture!
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3. Proserpina
12:23 AM GMT on April 17, 2013
Beautiful! I can taste that future prickly pear!
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2. YouKnowWho
10:42 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
A beauty...guess you don't get to touch many blooms out there, though...ouch!
Update: AC congrats!
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1. nanapoo
10:41 PM GMT on April 15, 2013
whoa!!! fantastic color and clarity!! love all the textures in your beautiful cacti flowers images! needs a blue frame!
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TucsonDoug

My name is Doug and my wife's name is Donna. We enjoy the WunderPhotos community very much and have found it to be the perfect place to share our love for Tucson, AZ. We call the Sonoran Desert our home and spend as much time as possible hiking, birding, and educating ourselves about it. The aim of our photo contributions is to represent the Tucson area as fully as possible. We hope that many of you will visit Tucson as a result. We praise God everyday for allowing us to live in this beautiful place. (Mark 6:31)

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