Teddy Bear Cholla Cactus is a photograph by Jerry Bokowski which was uploaded on November 6th, 2015.
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Jane M Dahl
The lighting in this is just gorgeous. What a beautiful Cholla. They may have an attitude, but they are still beautiful! L/F Featured in American Desert Southwest.
Congratulations! Your beautiful work is featured in the Beauty of Arizona group l/f
Thank you very much, Lucinda. I always appreciate the feature as well as your fav and like, too !
Congratulations, Jerry for the HOMEPAGE FEATURE in John's Art Group, "Images That Excite You!" This such a stunning shot of a favorite place of ours, Saguaro National Park. There is such a wonderful collection of these beautiful Teddy Bear Cholla Cactus. Named for its furry "cuddly" appearance but is actually a densely spined plant. Both it and chain-fruit cholla are called jumping cholla cactus. The Teddy Bear produces yellow-greenish flowers and Chain-fruit produces small bright pink flowers. What gets dropped on the ground can easily attach to one's shoe (a danger if wearing open shoes, and I would know, not fun). I love the shimmering needles in the Autumn sunlight. Well done! LF FB
Thank you dearest Janet. Going to the beautiful places in our own “back yard” of Southern Arizona with you is ones of life’s greatest pleasures as we seek wonderful photo ops, sunsets, monsoon storms & clouds, and cacti/ Spring wildflowers! Sharing with you these times and places are the best!
Very nice, textural shot and amusing description, Jerry - featured in Tucson and Southern Arizona!
Thanks for the feature, Chance. I appreciate your visit and comments too!
John M Bailey
Congratulations on your feature in the Fine Art America Group "Images That Excite You!"
Thank you very much, John. It is an honor!
Oh wow, that looks deceptively soft. I am guessing it is not. Great capture of this unusual plant l/f
Elaine. Somehow I missed seeing this wonderful comment by you. A belated thank you for stopping by my gallery. They are deceptively soft looking, hence their name. But are just the opposite. I am glad you like this and I appreciate you choosing this as one of your favorites too.
Beautiful capture, great depth of field. Great light and shadow. Fv
Barbara, Thank you very much! I appreciate your comments!
Jerry, What a great capture of this "mean" Teddy Bear Cholla Cactus. Fantastic light and detail...nicely done. v/f
Thank you so much, Deb. Always a treat hearing from YOU!
I like your mean cactus! If I didn't know any better, I would almost think it looks soft. Glad I don't have to worry about them here! Would hate to stumble upon one! Very cool cactus and capture! l/f
Thanks, Linda. As a kid I had a cousin visit from Nebraska. He though his leather boots would protect him and proceeded to stomp on some until they penetrated through and pierced his foot. I told him, Don't mess with these and he learned the hard way!
Vali Irina Ciobanu
Gorgeous macro! LF
Vali, Thank you. I always appreciate your visits!
Great capture and thanks for the info! L/F
Thanks Beverly! I was 6 years old when my Grandfather first taught me about these!