Tis the Season – Christmas Cactus to Poinsettia

Summary – Only one cactus bloomed & now it’s done. Picked up a poinsettia to take its place. Today – a poinsettia macro gallery & one last cactus blossom.


Larger than life-size macro

Poinsettia Center

From top to bottom in the above  image is less than 1 inch

DX sensor, 1:1 macro lens, 1.4X teleconverter, Canon close up lens

This combination yields images twice life-size

(i.e., a 1/2 inch object fills the D300 sensor’s 1 inch length)

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Click on any image for full screen slide show


The cactus blossom is lying on a piece of birch bark

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