Cropped and straightened image. Made adjustments to red and yellow hues and painted out same hues from background. All adjustments made with Aperture.
Crop and used Blue Desert adjustments in Aperture, but backed off blue hue changes.
I had my eye on this cactus for a few days before I finally took these photos (at end of September). I decided the best time was the middle of the afternoon while the cactus blossom was still open. Early morning the light was wrong and by the time the “evening glow” occurs, this bud is closed up tight.
I can’t believe its Oct 6th and I’m finally getting around to posting these!
I posted some great YELLOW BLOOMS in April… and now see that I should have saved that posting for May. Compared to those flowers, these are bit more orange than yellow. I am figuring out the names of the flowers and will go back to previous flower blog pages and add names IF I can figure them out. The first flower on this page was easy.
Sunflowers. Desert Landscape Flower. Note the Mexican Brick Wall in the background.