Barry Rothstein  

Cactus Blossom by Barry Rothstein

March 2023 - Cactus Blossom

March 2023 - Barry Rothstein


March 2023 - Barry Rothstein


About the Image(s)

Bluff Park in Long Beach overlooks the beach and ocean. The ocean in Long Beach is to the south, so Bluff Park runs east-west from Loma Avenue (2 blocks east of Redondo Avenue) to a little past Junipero Avenue, is roughly 1.3 miles long. It hosts a variety of plant life, mostly succulents. Near the middle of Bluff Park you'll find a couple of patches of gorgeous cacti that are often in bloom. In fact I find blooming cacti in countless yards in southern California.

I took this image a few days ago with a Panasonic Lumix GX7 with 3-D lens modified by George Themelis, using frame sides for phantogram processing. It was shot in fairly bright mid-afternoon light.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
6 comments posted

David Allen   David Allen
Beautiful flower, but don't get too close with all those thorns. Did the flower have a sweet aroma?   Posted: 03/09/2023 19:40:39

Barry Rothstein   Barry Rothstein
no, i don't think cactus flowers have sweet aromas, and some are downright vile   Posted: 03/09/2023 20:04:02

Dr V G Mohanan Nair   Dr V G Mohanan Nair
Excellent flower image. The image has nice colors, depth and lighting. Nice work.   Posted: 03/22/2023 02:41:33

Steve Wessing   Steve Wessing
Amazing what a couple of tiny washers can do for that lens. Great detail and depth. Good work!   Posted: 03/25/2023 12:25:15

Brian Davis   Brian Davis
A excellent flower study to finish off an excellent round, it as good depth and is good and sharp   Posted: 03/26/2023 14:49:03

Signe Emmerich   Signe Emmerich
This beautiful yellow cactus flower with hints of red/orange is a standout. The phantogram is nicely composed and sharp...great as usual. I enjoy your phantograms.   Posted: 03/28/2023 20:00:03