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Make
OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
Model
FE190/X750
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10/5000 second
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F/4.6
Focal Length
6 mm
ISO Speed
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



“Excellent things are rare.” Plato


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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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