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Protective Embrace

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 22 November 2011 in Plant & Nature.

Saguaro National Park

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Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Interesting framing

22 Nov 2011 5:44am

PATRICK from miramas, France


22 Nov 2011 5:55am

rem_la from Villiers, France

attention, ca pique !

22 Nov 2011 6:25am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

We have the impression that this giant cactus is going to enclose her in the long prickly arms

22 Nov 2011 7:15am

Sam from India

Beautiful framing. The giant cactus is very impressive. Nice shot. :)

22 Nov 2011 7:30am

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

A big hug!! Nice one!

22 Nov 2011 8:02am

Florence from Paris, France

Oh, long arms for a big hug ? :-)

22 Nov 2011 8:17am

Veronique from Suisse/France, France

so sweet ! but don't go too near

22 Nov 2011 8:35am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Immense ce cactus ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

22 Nov 2011 8:50am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Very nice Steve, the tones and details are fabulous!

22 Nov 2011 8:53am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Wonderful shot.. looks like the plant is alive.

22 Nov 2011 9:05am

Z from Shanghai, China

Amazing plant although it looks not alive:) and great composition

22 Nov 2011 9:24am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

nice embrace but I wouldn't want the full hug!!! LOL!

22 Nov 2011 9:47am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Splendid framing.

22 Nov 2011 10:12am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Nice composition

22 Nov 2011 10:24am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Wow!!! Incredible the shape of this cactus!:)

22 Nov 2011 10:25am

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

COOL image and title :)

22 Nov 2011 11:01am

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Great shot & great title.

22 Nov 2011 11:31am

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Huge !!!!!!!!

22 Nov 2011 11:49am

Victoria from Sweden

Very nice picture!

22 Nov 2011 11:54am

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon,, Canada

She willingly knows the value of this shot !~ What an amazing find and nice to have the
person next to it for sense of scale. Beautiful !~

22 Nov 2011 11:59am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Embraced by nature - excellent. I hear the song "These arms of mine"!

22 Nov 2011 12:05pm

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

This shape is unbelievable...! Cool framing idea Steve:-)

22 Nov 2011 12:29pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Oh ...It is so giant !! Great composition !

22 Nov 2011 12:33pm

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

Wow! Amazing to see how these grow.

22 Nov 2011 12:48pm

London Caller from London, United Kingdom

Ha! It must hurt a lot!
Tough love ;)

22 Nov 2011 12:49pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautiful framing here Steve! It would make for a bit of a thorny affair I would think! ;-)))

22 Nov 2011 1:00pm

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

amazing plant . great frame :)

22 Nov 2011 1:05pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Super compo et iamge génaile que'il est immense ce castus, sueprbe compo

22 Nov 2011 2:19pm

franz from Baden, Austria

superbly spotted and taken advantage of! but beware - this could be a painful embrace ... ;-))

22 Nov 2011 2:56pm

Don from Spokane, United States

What an impressive frame for this shot. Amazing cactus.

22 Nov 2011 3:51pm

Francisco Romer from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Amazing! Great shot.

22 Nov 2011 4:00pm

myky from Ontario, Canada

What a great find...perfect for this portrait.

22 Nov 2011 5:28pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

great framing and a very impressive cactus

22 Nov 2011 6:48pm

Anina Botes from Auckland, New Zealand

Wow! This is one massive cactus. I love your title

22 Nov 2011 6:49pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A lovely shape for this cactus

22 Nov 2011 7:18pm

AMH from Buenos Aires, Argentina

This is the great captus. a kiss. Alejandra

22 Nov 2011 7:31pm

Diane Schuller from Parksville, Canada

perfect title for this one Steve. How amazing to come across this poor deflated cactus.

22 Nov 2011 7:36pm

Soheil from Tehran, Iran

nice shot
well done

22 Nov 2011 7:44pm

Kiki from Ambert, France

She should not be allowed embrace too hardly:)) very funny this image!

22 Nov 2011 8:28pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

The cactus does look like it hugs...great portrait and find!

22 Nov 2011 9:55pm

Diana from Olympia, United States

Nice looking portrait, close to nature

23 Nov 2011 7:09am

Philou04 from Manosque, France

Amazing cactus !

23 Nov 2011 8:58pm

karla from Omaha, United States

Wow, that's an amazing cactus! You made good use of it for the framing. Nice way to take a portrait on location.

23 Nov 2011 10:59pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

ha ha . . I wonder how may of these shots that cactus has seen !

24 Nov 2011 8:03am

Monte Stevens from Fort Collins, United States


29 Nov 2011 5:13pm