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Dimensions4500 x 3037
Original file size39.1 MB
Image typeTIFF
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken26-Mar-15 11:24
Date modified4-Jan-16 15:31
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 5D Mark III
Focal length100 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/500 at f/11
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 800
Metering modePattern
Alamo Canyon cactus bloom-29

Alamo Canyon cactus bloom-29

e strawberry hedgehog cactus or Engelmann's 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.