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Sometimes when you are out looking at cactus you can't help notice other things, like the rocks. A shot that includes the environment around the subject can give more meaning to a photo.
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Great photos. Thanks.
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These were at the Cave Spring Trailhead in Golden Valley, AZ. Googlemap it if you are in the area.
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Today I had something to do in Kingman and I took advantage of this to swing back by this area on Hwy 66 between there and Sitgreaves Pass. It was midday which is bad for photography but I wanted to get a gps location of the Cottontop. This the only mature easily identifiable specimen of this that I have found around here.

To do the pictures right it would be better to come at daybreak or sunset with a tripod to be able to shoot at f16 to get more depth of field. Anyway, here are some more environmental pix.

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Cottontop with barrel and cholla

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barrel with hanging rock

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O. erinacea with creosote

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barrel with creosote

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Interesting rest stop. Do people really use that in the wide open desert? =D>
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No, its just a joke. There is a lot of this type of humor in the desert.

I was surprised to see the barrel in an open sandy plain. Their best habitat is on rocky hillsides overlooking a wash. I suspect an abnormally wet year will rot this one out.
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I don't see any hand sanitizer at that rest stop!!
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jerrytheplater wrote: Sat May 07, 2022 8:06 pm I don't see any hand sanitizer at that rest stop!!
Maybe they use some barrel cactus juice. :D
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Better than nothing. I hear it doesn't work for drinking.It is a bitter gooey mess.
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Leland.. are you visiting the desert areas or living here. Your profile says Nicaragua
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I visit here once a year. This time I came in spring when the cactus are flowering and the buzzworms are walking around so I broke out the camera.
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leland wrote: Sun May 08, 2022 10:07 pm I visit here once a year. This time I came in spring when the cactus are flowering and the buzzworms are walking around so I broke out the camera.
Buzzworms?
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According to a dictionary, it's slang for rattlesnakes?
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Yep, Arizona nomenclature.
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Aeonium2003 wrote: Sat May 07, 2022 3:17 am Interesting rest stop. Do people really use that in the wide open desert? =D>
I guess they do sometimes. This is half way down in Grand Canyon.
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So can do aliens descending in dire moments... :lol:

Arizona is great for photos...
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Morning rays also create great contrast if you are on a position already.
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