Kenneth Setzer

Friday Night’s Photo Adventure—Cactus

It’s Sunday afternoon now. Friday night, you feel like forever ago, but that’s when I got the call.

My father-in-law called to let me know his night-blooming cactus was about to open its huge flowers, so at 9 pm or so, I went to photograph the obscenely beautiful and dinner-plate-size flowers open to their one-night only show.

This Cereus species is a vining, epiphytic cactus, though it is rooted in the ground and just uses, in this case a palm tree, for support.

Night-blooming and white means it is pollinated by a bat, large moth, or both.

Ridiculously attractive, and huge, these night-blooming cactus flowers smell like dirty socks.

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This entry was posted on June 2, 2019 by in imaging.

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