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The Louvre
Star Trails over an Old Fire Tower
Baboons in the Ngorongoro Crater
Rural thunderstorm.
Searching For Seashells at Sunrise
In Your Watch
Sky Needles
Polaris(North Star) with star trails circling
Ooh that face!
The Great horned owl
Gazelle in the Grasslands
Blooming Barrel
Sunrise at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Zebra stampede-Get out of their way!
Dining Companion
A Risky Jump over Horseshoe Bend
The American Bald Eagle.
Gladys Knight and the Pips
A Trek up The Great Wall of China
Aloe vera blossoms and a Bee
Battle of lights
Chillin' in a Glacier
St. Mark's Campanile
16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Blooming Barrel

A barrel cactus in the process of blooming. Not all at once, not in an orderly fashion, but as each individual blossom deems itself ready. Bursting with self-confidence, each flower has a chance to shine. A happiness brought forward from taking her time. -Desert dweller wisdom

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Mesa, Arizona, United States of America
Member since 2018
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© Sidney Mertens.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 04.2018
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Oct. 3, 2018, 7:34 p.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D5100
Focal Length: 92mm
Shutter Speed: 1/500
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: ISO200
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