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'
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Nov 12, 2014 9:32 PM CST
Name: Asa
Wasatch Front - Utah
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Fantastic photograph. The light is wonderful and it does the subject such justice overall. Love it!
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Nov 14, 2014 11:05 PM CST
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
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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!!!
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Nov 15, 2014 1:19 AM CST
central Illinois
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The colors complement well! Congratulations on your blue ribbon.
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Nov 15, 2014 12:08 PM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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Lovely color , great photo Thumbs up
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Eternity, only two.
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Nov 15, 2014 7:38 PM CST
Name: Susie
Leonard, Minnesota (Zone 3b)
Annuals Herbs Heucheras Canning and food preservation Irises Lilies
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I agree with all the above. Fabulous photo!
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Nov 22, 2014 9:32 AM CST
Name: Nancy Mumpton
Sun Lakes, AZ (Zone 9b)
I'm NancySLAZ on some sites
Region: Arizona Charter ATP Member Enjoys or suffers hot summers Garden Photography Cactus and Succulents Bromeliad
Bookworm Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Southwest Gardening Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Dog Lover Container Gardener
Thanks for the compliments! I'm glad you all enjoyed the photo as much as I do!
"Gardening is a humbling experience"--Martha Stewart
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Nov 26, 2014 2:55 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Oregon City, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
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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.
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Nov 27, 2014 8:31 AM CST
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
Cottage Gardener Houseplants Spiders! Heucheras Frogs and Toads Dahlias
Hummingbirder Sedums Winter Sowing Peonies Region: Michigan Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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.
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Jan 3, 2015 9:33 AM CST
Name: Nancy Mumpton
Sun Lakes, AZ (Zone 9b)
I'm NancySLAZ on some sites
Region: Arizona Charter ATP Member Enjoys or suffers hot summers Garden Photography Cactus and Succulents Bromeliad
Bookworm Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Southwest Gardening Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Dog Lover Container Gardener
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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