Friday, March 26, 2010

Cactus in a creek

Just kidding!  It’s a reflection of a cactus in the creek turned upside down so it looks like the saguaro is in the water.

See more Weekend Reflections hosted by James at Newtown Area Photo.

52 comments:

CIMPOACA LAURENTIU said...

first photo is excellent...

Sunny said...

Great reflection, I like how the cactus is upside down.
Sunny :)

Julie said...

LOL...it seems like the saguaro is so far away to catch that reflection, doesn't it??? WOW!!! Good shot!

Diane AZ said...

Julie, it helps to have 20x zoom on my point and shoot. :)

Thérèse said...

Beautiful!
I have to reread "20 000 leagues under the sea" by Jules Verne... :)
Have a nice weekend!

Icy BC said...

Awesome capture, Diane!

Regina said...

Truly an awesome reflections!
Enjoy the weekend Diane.

Brenda's Arizona said...

That's a hoot, Diane!! Good photo eye and creative genius!

Genny said...

Hi Diane,
I'm dying to check out the wildflowers this year. How are they looking in your area? We want to have a desert picnic on Sunday and we're trying to decide on a place. Any ideas?

Diane AZ said...

Hi Genny, not a big show in my area. I would recommend Picacho Peak State Park. You can check this wildflower ranger cam here.

betchai said...

wow, really great reflection photo Diane, so cool and unique. gosh, is it dificult to take this shot?

Diane AZ said...

Thanks Betchai! It was a simple shot, I just zoomed in with my point and shoot camera set to "auto."

Clytie said...

A very unique and beautiful reflection! I really really like it.

Gaelyn said...

Stupendous reflection capture Diane. Looks like that cactus is drowning.

Together We Save said...

Wow - amazing!!

cieldequimper said...

Excellent to have turned it upide down. It looks like an old photograph, I love it!

Evelyn Howard said...

Very nice photos Diane.

Lucy the Cat said...

I love the top photo. That would be a great magazine cover or it would look great haning on the wall.

Greyscale Territory said...

Clever inversion! Looks as if this is an underwater landscape!

Stephanie said...

Nice shot! Looks so different. Perhaps you captured the cactus's dream... to soak in the water when the desert is too hot to bear ;-)

Regina said...

Absolutly terrific..I still can't get over your header..colors are so lovely!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Love that first photo, Diane. It's great! Cactus in the water.... Hmmmmm.. Kind of an oxymoron isn't it??? ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Martha Z said...

Great capture and very imaginative!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thats a great one again Diane. It seems like the rain is over for now?

Tabib said...

Beautiful reflection pic!

rainfield61 said...

what a good idea to grow cactus in water.

Suzanne said...

Wonderful, thank you. I also love the photo on your masthead.

Piyush said...

Nice reflections Diane. I was in Phoenix for over a month a couple of years back. I made friends with a lot of cacti there :)

Hilda said...

I think one can only do that with perfect reflections. Like this one! Fantastic.

Small Reflections said...

Nifty title for your very kewl reflections ... beautiful photos as always!
Hugs and blessings,

Neus said...

Spectacular reflection!! I'm doing a collection of reflections, you can see a topic of them in my blog. I'm nuts to find them out!!

awarewriter said...

Lovely. You don't often associate cactus with water.

Anya said...

What a wonderful reflection
Its so beautiful where you are living I see only a cactus in the plants shop ;)

Hugs to all Kareltje =^.^=

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Now that is quite a site. Love the cacti reflection. Nicely done.

mbkatc230 said...

Great photo! I really like this reflection, it's rather surreal. And the second photo is such a beautiful scene. Kathy

Ebie said...

You could have fooled me Diane! Gosh! what a great photo! The first shot is just gorgeous!

P.S. Sorry for this late visit, we went on a road trip this weekend. I will take a blog break for a while.

Beth Niquette said...

Ooooh. My goodness! I LOVE this photo! This beautifully unusual shot just fills my eyes--which is the greatest compliment I can give.

James said...

Hi Diane. I just noticed that I was logged in under my wife's name(Lucy the Cat) and I spelled hanging wrong. Whe I commented. Sorry. :)

SquirrelQueen said...

Great reflections Diane, that first one is stunning. I think the cactus is admiring its own beauty.

Ann said...

great cacti, are there lots of them? How do they propogate?

DoanLegacy said...

wow..that cactus is huge, and beautiful reflections!

cata said...

Nice photos, the firt one is very original, a good idea!

Lindy MacDuff said...

Quite the unique view; I like it!

jeannette said...

Wow that is some reflection! The water is completely still:)

Self Sagacity said...

You have by far the most desert pictures. They are an eye feast. There is an award waiting for you at Self Sagacity.

Johnny Nutcase said...

ohh! wow! what an excellent saguaro reflection - COOL!

Ayie said...

that again is a very nice capture of reflection...brilliant shot

Denise said...

These are beautiful scenic shots, and I just love your cactus reflection.

Di said...

Diane, beautiful photo! you got us. ;) and your capture of the Cedar waxwing is stunning!

Susan said...

I LOVE the desert and so happy to have discovered your blog so I can visit it more often!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Very scenic shot. Love that big cactus!

Mary said...

Love the cactus in the creek shot!