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Contest 52: Discussion and Related Pictures

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Contest 52: Discussion and Related Pictures

Postby Jens » Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:35 pm

Here you may discuss anything you would like to add to the picture contest No. 52: Texture
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Postby peterb » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:10 pm

Some of my also rans for texture:

Ariocarpus fissuratus:
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Ariocarpus trigonus:
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Opuntia basilaris ramosa
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Echinomastus johnsonii seedling new growth
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Postby Jens » Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:22 pm

Looks as if Opuntias are really good close up candidates!

@Daiv: the symetry is very striking, the texture LOOKS soft but we all know it isn´t really :?

@Peter: awesome lunar landscape on that opuntia of yours!
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Postby iann » Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:41 pm

I spotted these today.

Echeveria setosa
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Avonia quinaria ssp alstonii
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I didn't dare get started on Titanopsis and Aloinopsis warts!
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Postby SnowFella » Sat Mar 05, 2011 6:22 am

Full size shots of the A. ornatum, doubt that reddish colour between the white flecks is healthy but it came to me with it already starting before I really knew better. :oops: Been sprayed several times since and that reddish growth has stopped expanding.
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Photo from the day I brought it home.
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Postby Jens » Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:42 pm

@iann, Tony, peterb: This really is a good topic for the succulent people also. The diversity of surface structures is yet to be reached by cacti.
(nevertheless I personally like cacti more somehow :oops::wink: )

@snowfella: I once had an astrophytum that started to look like that -and was dead a couple of month laterdue to some kind of rot. I just had dried out from the inside in the end. I do very much hope that yours will do better....
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Postby SnowFella » Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:15 am

Shame to see a nice large Astro like that (capricorne of some sort I'm guessing) in that state! Hopefully my little ornatum just got a touch of mites and not rot, thinking it would be mites since I picked it up mid December with traces of it visible then and it's still not dead. The growth of it's even stopped and I can once again see healthy skin inbetween the ribs.
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Postby Jens » Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:11 pm

Hi snowfella, new growth always is a good sign. But don´t water it too early /too much just in case it survived an infestation with critters (might have left some wounds still).

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Postby Jens » Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:14 pm

I took this photo for the picture contest on the BCSS forum.
In fact I wiped the Gynmno with a cloth untill it had a shiny texture like this :lol:
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Postby fanaticactus » Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:15 pm

Other candidates. I have to keep experimenting with my camera to get more consistently sharp focus. But these turned out to be some interesting angles.

A couple of my Mamm spinosissima Un PicoImage
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And two of the Thelocactus hexaedrophorus, all collapsed from getting no water this winter.Image
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Postby CoronaCactus » Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:30 am

Uebelmannia pectinifera

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Postby tumamoc » Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:50 pm

I'm not much of a succulent man, but I gotta say my favorites so far are Ian's Frithia and Tony's Haworthia. Awesome.
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Postby Jens » Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:12 pm

Yes this is great for succulent growers! Paracelsus´ aloe is awesome too I think.
But some cacti do have kind of a nice texture too if looked at quite close.
A good makro device for the camera will lead to good pictures in this one.

from better days of last year

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How do I add a picture to the contest?

Postby The Duck » Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:23 pm

I know to click on Contest 52:texture. Then do I click new topic or post reply?
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Postby fanaticactus » Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:43 pm

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