Friday, April 26, 2013

Orange Sky

Took this tonight as the sun was setting in the CA desert. The plant silhouette is the bloom of a cactus called an ocotillo. They are tall and spiky, and when flowering, have spectacular red blooms at the ends of each branch. Very unusual, and quintessential desert!
Linking with Skywatch Friday and Orange You Glad It's Friday!  Have a great weekend!!

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  1. Beautifully taken! I love silhouette shots.

    Thanks for joining again.

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  2. Great silhouette . Like it . Well done and thanks for showing.

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  3. Goegeous! Love the range of oranges in it! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier for OYGIF also!

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  4. Cool!!!! Almost abstract, yet still totally true to life!!!

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  5. I really like this. You've captured the silhouette perfectly, and the sky is gorgeous.

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  6. Ocotillo are blooming like crazy here too. Wonderful silhouette!

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  7. Wonderful shot! It reminds me of Santa and the reindeer against the moon. lol

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  8. Wow! I can only dream of coming up with a shot like that! I wonder if you got a headache afterwards, staring at the sun to get a great shot like that.

    http://www.dgr8mom.com/2013/04/sky-watch-and-photocat-iphone-app.html

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  9. Gorgeous, that's an incredible and warm silhouette.

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  10. I absolutely Love this picture. Just want to keep on looking!

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  11. Beautiful and unique way to photograph a sunset!
    Love your Header photo, too!
    Lea
    Lea's Menagerie

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  12. The ocotillo looks like it's holding out its arm and enjoying the remaining sunlight.

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  13. It looks like the branch contains a message that invites decoding.

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  14. I love silhouette shots and this one is beautiful, I love the orange AND I super love your header... it's breathtaking!

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  15. I can see this as a picture hanging over the mantle piece in my living room. Stunning in its beauty. genie

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