The Prickly Pear Cacti have been decimated here by a plague of little white flies, that fortunately leave other varieties alone, such as this one
Beautiful bloom. I'm glad it survived.
29 Dec 2016 5:33am
Lovely flower !
29 Dec 2016 9:55am
Magnifique fleur, j'aime beaucoup.
such beautiful focus, colors, lights & bokeh!
29 Dec 2016 10:44am
A nice survived flower
29 Dec 2016 11:02am
Beautiful look at this cactus blooming. Your comments on the white flies is interesting, during the summer here in New England quite a few varieties of plants have been damaged, by some kind of moth that has appeared for the first time.
29 Dec 2016 11:08am
@Frances: This white fly is the cochineal insect and when crushed makes a carmine dye. I think it has always been present since prickly pears were introduced in Spain, but over the past couple of years it has rampaged completely out of control. I suspect climate change may have something to do with it
Excellent colour.. Well done!
29 Dec 2016 12:40pm
what a beautiful blossom!! The shade is lovely and great details in the flower...ovely buds too. Never knew that cactus could be affected by flies!
29 Dec 2016 1:39pm
What a unique and beautiful cactus bloom you've captured here!!
29 Dec 2016 2:17pm
How wonderfully she floats there.
29 Dec 2016 2:23pm
This remaining blossom certainly looks very good. I liike the shape and color of this blossom. Well done.
29 Dec 2016 4:16pm
Superb capture of the flower ! I knew that some treescould be attacked by flies but not cactus !!
29 Dec 2016 4:31pm
@Mhelene: See my comment to Frances above or google cochineal
29 Dec 2016 5:01pm
The cactus flowers are always wonderful. Great shot!
29 Dec 2016 6:40pm
29 Dec 2016 10:50pm
oh trop bien
30 Dec 2016 9:15am
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