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Thumb of 2014-10-27/nmumpton/e76808@nmumpton submitted this image in the Specific Plants: Cacti and Succulents category of the The 2014 All Things Plants Photo Contest.

nmumpton added a caption:Early morning sun on Echinopsis 'Flying Saucer'
Name: Asa

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evermorelawnless
Nov 12, 2014 9:32 PM CST
Fantastic photograph. The light is wonderful and it does the subject such justice overall. Love it!
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dirtdorphins
Nov 14, 2014 11:05 PM CST
What he said I agree
Amazing picture--gorgeous colors, perfect lighting, and the longer I looked at it the more interesting it got--Well done!!!
central Illinois
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jmorth
Nov 15, 2014 1:19 AM CST
The colors complement well! Congratulations on your blue ribbon.
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Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Nov 15, 2014 12:08 PM CST
Lovely color , great photo Thumbs up
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Name: Susie
Leonard, Minnesota (Zone 3b)
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4susiesjoy
Nov 15, 2014 7:38 PM CST
I agree with all the above. Fabulous photo!
Name: Nancy Mumpton
Sun Lakes, AZ (Zone 9b)
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nmumpton
Nov 22, 2014 9:32 AM CST
Thanks for the compliments! I'm glad you all enjoyed the photo as much as I do!

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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Nov 26, 2014 2:55 PM CST
This was one of my top favorites, for all the above listed reasons.
It is a photo that calls for you to view it many times, each time seeing more of the detail, and wonderful soft colors of the blooms. I would hang this one on my wall in a frame.
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Nov 27, 2014 8:31 AM CST
I agree with everyone, I can't add any more words to what has already been said. Love it!

I love the name Flying Saucer too! Very apt.
Name: Nancy Mumpton
Sun Lakes, AZ (Zone 9b)
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nmumpton
Jan 3, 2015 9:33 AM CST
Thanks again everyone. valleylynn: I do have it hanging on my wall. I'll probably never get such a shot again!

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