Cluster of Cactus Spines

 

 

I found this beautiful grouping of cacti at the Planting Fields Arboretum and used the Canon 100mm macro lens to photograph it.  Usually when working on a close up study of a flower I opt for a small aperture in order to keep everything is sharp focus.  For these cactus however, I opted for a very shallow depth of field at f2.8. This left only a portion of the cacti sharp, with the rest of them a blur of prickly spines.

 

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