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OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
Model
FE190/X750
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10/5000 second
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F/4.6
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6 mm
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80
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May 9, 2007, 11:15:41 AM
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Star Cactus Flower by JacquiJax Star Cactus Flower by JacquiJax
Star Cactus Flowers smell like carrion and attract flies. When the blossom closes up in a day or 2, the fly eggs stay warm and eventually hatch into maggots. Depending on conditions and the horticulturist that owns the plant, the flies may hatch as well as the flower may be pollinated and form seed. Interest symbiosis. One must keep this plant outside during the blooming!
(found this on internet).

I think those cactus have my age!! and this is the first time I see that flower!! is so weird to see.. is beautiful!! and yeap, attracts lots of flies, I was trying to get them away for the picture.. Success!! :D

Others Shots from this Flower:
Star Cactus Flower Tunnel
Star Cactus Flower Closed



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:iconkafelek:
Kafelek Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
I think stapeliae succulents have most egzotic flower of all succulents. Shame that not smells like typical flower.
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:iconjacquijax:
JacquiJax Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
yup.. but is so amazing that you can watch it for hours :D
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:iconrufina-tomoyo:
Rufina-Tomoyo Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
Me parece que es suculenta.
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:iconjacquijax:
JacquiJax Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
Lo es! :heart:
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:iconkemonekko123:
kemonekko123 Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
it is awesome!
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:iconjacquijax:
JacquiJax Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
Thanks :D
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:icontourdumondiste:
Tourdumondiste Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I love your shot, so I featured it here [link]
Well one.
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:iconjacquijax:
JacquiJax Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
Thanks a bunch!! :hug:
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:icondokeshikurai:
dokeshikurai Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008  Professional General Artist
que linda flor! me encantan los cactus!!!
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:iconjacquijax:
JacquiJax Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
uish mira que ese cactus casi nunca da flores y cuando da duran 1 dia o menos! y la semana pasada tuvo 5 flores de esas!!!!!!! :O

Gracias!!
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:icondokeshikurai:
dokeshikurai Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008  Professional General Artist
jeje! se es cierto yo tenia uno de esos y solo me dio una flor.... y como dices, solo dura un día!!
yo quiero tener de estas [link] miralas!
son geniales!...
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:iconjacquijax:
JacquiJax Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
WAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! que bizarro! en mi vida habia visto eso! jajaja WAOOOOO!

esta dificil que consigas (osea.. africa del sur.. esta como lejos! jajaja)

WAOOOOOOO! me dejaste boquiabierta! JAJAJA
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:icondokeshikurai:
dokeshikurai Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008  Professional General Artist
a que son fffffformidables?!... pues si algún día te hechas la pasadita por África del sur tons ya sabes, te encargo una! jeje
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:iconjacquijax:
JacquiJax Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
jajajajaja dale! jajajaja a ver si llega "viva"? lol
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:iconlemnosexplorer:
LemnosExplorer Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Professional Artist
awesome flower
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:iconjacquijax:
JacquiJax Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
Thanks a bunch hon!! Is so weird to see it, since just lasts like a day or sometimes less.. :P that time was a miracle that lasted like 3 days! lol
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:iconlady-mercury:
lady-mercury Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008
ohhh pero que flor más interesanteee, recuerdo su extraño olor como si fuera ayer, por cierto tuve una de estas son bien raras pero se adaptan rá;pido al clima de Panamá jeje
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:iconjacquijax:
JacquiJax Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008
olor? yo no! jajaja :P
pues si.. si te digo q yo tengo cactus desde q tengo uso de razon y nunk habia visto q tirara esta flor! es q no duran nada, la lluvia las mata rapidito, son bien debiles a pesar de todo y duran pokito por lo mismo.. encontre muy pocas fotos de esta flor y eso me emociono! como q WEEEEEEE! LOGRE UNA WENA FOTO DE ALGO WEIRD! jajaja jmua

y pues son como q bien dulsonas porq estaba repleta en moscas y un lio espantarlas :P
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:iconlady-mercury:
lady-mercury Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
si tiene un olor parecido a la sangre por eso atrae moscas, yo tuve esta planta y de verdad siempre causaba sensación
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:iconjacquijax:
JacquiJax Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
ohh serio? YUCK! yo no le senti nada! :P
sip ;) haha :D :clap:
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:iconlady-mercury:
lady-mercury Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008
iss jajaja de verdad es rara
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:iconjacquijax:
JacquiJax Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008
;) :hug:
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:iconninjaoftheville:
ninjaoftheville Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2007
beautiful flower
it looks as though it belongs in the sea
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:iconjacquijax:
JacquiJax Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2007
yup.. weird heh? :D Thanks a lot!! :D
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:iconninjaoftheville:
ninjaoftheville Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2007
no problem
where did you take this picture at?
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:iconjacquijax:
JacquiJax Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2007
on my garden ;P
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:iconninjaoftheville:
ninjaoftheville Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2007
oh, you must be lucky to be able to grow such wonderful plants
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:iconjacquijax:
JacquiJax Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2007
yup, my mom loves to take care of the garden, but we have an awful kind of earth :P
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:iconwhippingboy:
WhippingBoy Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2007
Nunca vi algo como eso, muy interesante flor, muy extraña...
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:iconjacquijax:
JacquiJax Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2007
siiiii.. hasta en internet es dificil conseguir la foto, es muy delicada, y solo dura dias.. aveces ni brota la pobre.. esa de milagro broto y duro muchooooooo.. como 2 dias! JAJAJAAJAJA despues por la lluvia se murio.. la pelo toda..
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:iconshiryou-san:
Shiryou-san Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2007
It's really amazing shot . .great perpective and colors . .:clap::+fav:

How big is this flower?
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:iconjacquijax:
JacquiJax Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2007
Thanks a bunch!! :D thanks for the fav..
well in the photo looks big since u can see behind some pretty tiny cactus haha.. but is like of the size of.. let me think.. an apple? lol a little bigger.. like a cd.. lol
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:iconshiryou-san:
Shiryou-san Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2007
My plaesure :)
Ohh . .so it's quite small in reality ;p on the photo it looks far more bigger;p
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:iconjacquijax:
JacquiJax Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2007
yup :P well, is bigger than most of the flowers :P
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:iconbizsumpark182:
bizsumpark182 Featured By Owner May 15, 2007
This is a stunning shot! Very beautiful!

demi :blackrose:
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:iconjacquijax:
JacquiJax Featured By Owner May 15, 2007
:blush: Thanks a lot!!! :D :blowkiss:
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:iconpawish:
pawish Featured By Owner May 14, 2007
por suerte me explicaste lo que pasaba con tu cactus por msn, porque o si no no hubiese entendido nada!! me encanta el inglés pero no tengo pico idea :D

se ve más linda la flor por acá que en tu avatar, que es más pequeño...

ºoº qué lindo debe ser de cerca
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:iconjacquijax:
JacquiJax Featured By Owner May 14, 2007
Gracias gorda! jaja y el traductor donde lo dejaste? :P aunque no se si ahi se entienda bien mi medio extraño ingles! jajaja mua!
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:iconpawish:
pawish Featured By Owner May 16, 2007
a veces no lo abro, ya sabes el computador malo que me gasto :( y es un cacho, o a veces ando corta de tiempo :)
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:iconjacquijax:
JacquiJax Featured By Owner May 16, 2007
hahahaha
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:iconyazmindeperez:
YazmindePerez Featured By Owner May 14, 2007   Photographer
wow, una mata rara!!! jajaj, nunca la había visto!! nice, me hubiera gustado tambien ver un close up, de la entrada de la mata, hubiera quedado como un tunel todo weird con esas manchas no? jajaj pero te hubieras quedado pegada con la cámara jajaj ;P
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:iconjacquijax:
JacquiJax Featured By Owner May 14, 2007
siiiii.. pero me salia medio movidoo.. tengo q editarla! dejame ver si la subo pues :P
jajaja me daba miedo acercarme mucho! jajajajaja parecia una planta devoradora de algo! no c.. jajajaja pobre! tan inofensiva q solo duro medio dia! la lluvia la mato! jajaja
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:iconyazmindeperez:
YazmindePerez Featured By Owner May 15, 2007   Photographer
CHUZO!!!! pobre mata!!! por suerte que le tomaste foto antes de su muerte!! jajaj
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:iconjacquijax:
JacquiJax Featured By Owner May 15, 2007
si hahahaha :P
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:icondeepindreams:
deepindreams Featured By Owner May 12, 2007
vaya, echábamos de menos estas rarezas xDDDD
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:iconjacquijax:
JacquiJax Featured By Owner May 12, 2007
hahahaha gracias!! :blowkiss: :D :hug:
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:icondeadlizzy:
DeadLizzy Featured By Owner May 12, 2007
what the fuuuuuuuuck.
i would be so fucking scared if I saw that.. hahaha
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:iconjacquijax:
JacquiJax Featured By Owner May 12, 2007
lol yeap!! i was afraid to touch it!! looks too weird for me too! lol
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:icondeadlizzy:
DeadLizzy Featured By Owner May 12, 2007
id be to scared to look at it. like "ima shoot you in the eye with my cactusness!"
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:iconjacquijax:
JacquiJax Featured By Owner May 12, 2007
LOL!!!! u have more imagination than i! lol
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