Cactus Flower At Dusk

Much to my, surprise the photo I posted yesterday, which I justthisminute retitled “Three Minutes With Venus,” drew a pretty large and blessedly empathetic crowd (thanks again to Clifford at Asymptotia pointing at it and laughing — with me, not at me!).

Not that I need to follow it up, but along the same lines of timed exposures this evening I pixelized a cactus flower that’s just about to bloom. Thankfully this was taken on solid land and the shutter was only open for 1.6 seconds so I got the result for which I was looking (click to enlarge):


I’ll be keeping my eyes open to see if she blossoms tomorrow so check back in for the inevitable and spectacular metamorphosis.

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."