Taken 7-Apr-11
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Photo Info

Dimensions4500 x 3270
Original file size42.2 MB
Image typeTIFF
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken7-Apr-11 16:44
Date modified5-Jan-16 08:47
Shooting Conditions

Camera model???????
Focal length25 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/15 at f/11
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modePattern
Hedgehog Cholla bone H

Hedgehog Cholla bone H

The Strawberry Hedgehog Cactus (Echinocereus engelmannii) is commonly found in desert areas of the southwestern United States and the adjacent areas of Mexico, including the states of California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Baja California and Sonora. It usually grows in clusters, sometimes up to 20 and more stems. Its bright magenta flowers bloom in April in its southern extremes to late May at northern locations. The flowers are borne at the upper half to one third of the stem. They are funnelform in shape, up to 3.5 inches long with dark-green stigmas. The fruit is very spiny. At first it is green, becoming pink and drying when ripe. The ripe fruit has spines which are easily detached. The seeds are black, and around a tenth of an inch in size.