Contest 54: Discussion and Related Pictures

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Contest 54: Discussion and Related Pictures

Postby Jens » Sun May 01, 2011 8:16 pm

You may post questions and/or comments related to the pictures of the running contest here.

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Postby hob » Sun May 01, 2011 10:57 pm

a few that nearly made the cut

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growing rebutia's with a mix of others.

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Postby Arjen » Mon May 02, 2011 7:15 am

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With apologies to the late Professor C. D. Darlington the following misquotation springs to
mind ‘cactus taxonomy is the pursuit of the impossible by the incompetent’ - Fearn & Pearcy, Rebutia (1981)

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Postby Jens » Mon May 02, 2011 7:55 pm

Pink really is a cactus color, isn´t it?

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Postby Buck Hemenway » Tue May 03, 2011 11:54 pm

Too many beatiful pictures.

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Cereus huntingtonianus

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Postby Shmuel » Wed May 04, 2011 10:21 am

Wow! These are amazing! Please can we get the names for them (if known) so we can be on the lookout for them. I hope that was understandable.

Again - beautiful all of you!

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Postby Harriet » Wed May 04, 2011 1:19 pm

Buck, that first flower is reminiscent of a Japanese Magnolia flower, what is it really?
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Postby Buck Hemenway » Wed May 04, 2011 3:12 pm

It is the bud of a Cereus huntingtonianus. Here's the open flower

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Postby daiv » Thu May 05, 2011 2:01 am

Lots of participation in this contest already -voting is going to be almost impossible!
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Postby Peterthecactusguy » Thu May 05, 2011 3:55 am

Daiv,
I know.
It usually is already hard enough, but ... lol
Here's to you, all you insidious creatures of green..er I mean cacti.

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Postby Jens » Wed May 11, 2011 5:58 pm

It is the last day of the contest! Dig out some more pink from the archives and throw it in the ring.
(Click on the picture to see the plants name)
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Postby teo » Wed May 11, 2011 7:36 pm

daiv wrote:Lots of participation in this contest already -voting is going to be almost impossible!


Try the color blue next time - that might decrease the number of pictures :D

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Postby hegar » Thu May 12, 2011 4:13 am

Wow, this was a tough choice to make. Almost all my cacti seem to be flowering in the color pink. :)
I do like the last image of the Echinocereus that Hob placed. What species is that? Also, the two images Buck posted of the Cereus huntingtonianus are amazing and would be worthy of winning this contest.
I did look and discard the following:

Thelocactus bicolor


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Echinocereus viereckii

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Another Echinocereus pectinatus (a very close call to the one selected)

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And finally, three images of Echinocactus horizonthalonius with their hot pink flowers

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Postby peterb » Thu May 12, 2011 4:25 am

Hard choices indeed, Harald! Beautiful photos.

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Postby Jens » Thu May 12, 2011 9:27 am

@Harald they all are show bench flowers. But the ECC pectinatus is the top choice of them all.
Although I would have selected the other one for the contest because it doesn´t have that hard edge of the shade in it as the other one does 8)
@teo: yeah the color blue would norrow down the number of species that come into question quite a bit- at least voting would be easier then :wink:


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