Pink Cactus Flowers – December 1, 2019

The red cactus is still fully in bloom, but now, the pink is taking off too. I think this is the first time they have ever bloomed at the same time.

It was a fairly bright day today. Not sunny, but not dead and gray, either. The flowers bloomed yesterday, but it was such a busy day, I didn’t have time to take any pictures. I caught them today, though. I almost didn’t. I was setting up shots of old family pictures for Garry’s post.

I had pulled the chip and was going to the computer and then I realized the pink cactus look quite glorious, so I went back, picked up the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark I which has the 25mm f1.8 lens on it. It’s not a macro lens, but it gets very close. I replaced the chip in the camera and took a few more pictures.

I have a macro lens, but I like to leave my cameras with a lens on it because by the time I get into sorting lenses, I’ve usually missed the shot … and you can get almost as close with the 25mm (50mm if it was a DSLR) lens and it’s two stops faster. And if I want to take any other picture, it’s the magic “do anything” lens.

You just never know what tomorrow might bring, so take your flowers today.


Categories: #Flowers, #gallery, Cee's Photo Challenge, Christmas cactus, Flower of the day

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12 replies

  1. How lovely. If that plant only knew what was going on outside….


    • Nothing is happening here yet, but the sun has gone and the sky is turning white, so something is going to happen. Fortunately, Owen called to say he has a plow (free YAY) lined up! I think there are a few hours before whatever it is hits. It could be freezing rain or sleet too.

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  2. Lovely intro for the Christmas!


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