01-30-13 Christmas In January

2013 01-30 Christmas In January

This cactus lives on a shelf in our main bathroom and during much of the year it just sits there. But once a year, spurred on by forces a photographer like me could never comprehend, it blooms.

And when I went into the bathroom a few minutes ago, I wasn’t thinking about macro photography. But I couldn’t ignore the blooms, which were backlit by soft sunlight filter through thin clouds in the winter sky. And so I abandoned my original mission, and got my camera.

Incidentally, this is a Christmas cactus, but given that it is January 30, I think this one is a bit of a nonconformist.

Canon 5DIII 1/60s f/4.0 ISO1600 100mm

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