For those of you who follow my blog, you know I love photography, macro photography in particular. It is the amazingly beautiful surprise of realizing the finite details of a subject that you would not normally see with the naked eye. A while back, I visited a nearby greenhouse and brought my camera equipment with me. They had a separate greenhouse solely for cacti. I tried to capture the detail of these particular cacti, the spines, areole and glochids. This is my ode to the cactus...
areoles and spines
there is a tiny pebble caught between the ridges and spines of this cactus just to give you an idea
of the close-up of this shot