Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth

Desert Flower


This image was taken in Scottsdale, Arizona with my  28-300mm lens.  I never used to like this lens that much on my D7100 but my D750 loves this lens.  I loved the desert flowers, and with all the prickly things on them they seem to say, “We look so pretty, but don’t touch!”

Desert Flower

Desert Flower


Author: lauramacky

Journey of a Body on this Earth

100 thoughts on “Desert Flower

  1. Absolutely beautiful! I love the composition and colours.

  2. Aah! So beautiful! 😍

  3. lovely like the dark background

  4. Such a beautiful shot, Laura. So vivid, so much life in those flowers. Love the angle you chose here – it’s like one flower has an outgoing personality, and the other a shy one. Love it πŸ™‚

  5. Soooo beautiful! I just love the colours and the contrast between the soft petals and the sharp pins (is that the right word..?)

  6. Just love the rich colours. Si

  7. Filthy little flowers, trying to attract someone so that they can reproduce. That’s all that’s in their heads! πŸ™‚

  8. Great colors. I bet that would hurt

  9. This is a really nice piece of work, the blooms seem to glow against the dark background. Very unusual mood for the Arizona desert environment.

  10. This is such a lovely photo.

  11. beautiful!

  12. Absolutely amazing…love everything about this photo. ~ Dave

  13. Utterly glorious, Laura! Everything about it is stunning…composition…color…just everything!

  14. Nice image laura…funny how the camera and lens combination works.

  15. Exquisite, Laura! I love how you’ve processed it.

  16. Gorgeous, but no touching πŸ™‚

  17. Gorgeous, Laura. The colors are incredible.

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  19. Very beautiful and nice lighting.

  20. Beautiful shot, love the colours

  21. They look sharply beautiful πŸ™‚

  22. Nice picture. Wonderful light.

  23. an exquisite image with the colour and light. Even those light smudges at the back make this a complete study!

  24. Very beautiful Laura πŸ˜€

  25. Wow, they are the definition of prickly, but gorgeous.

  26. The colors, the texture, the composition… Perfect!

  27. Superb composition – vivid colours & sharp detail in combination with using bokeh very effectively.

  28. How can something that prickly be lovely? And yet, it is.

  29. Very nice! I enjoy the dark background with the pop of gold in the blooms. I do believe this is a buckhorn cholla.


  30. Wonderful Laura. Going to Scottsdale on Friday. I’ll look out for the flower πŸ™‚

  31. this is really beautiful!

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