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Distorted beauty (Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden)

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Comments (5)

Daniela Brocca on April 8, 2011

Really, you chose a very weird cactus, Marilyn ;-) Hope you had a nice time. Cheers, Dany

Marilyn Whiteley on April 9, 2011

Yes, Dany, I did, but I thought there was an interesting pattern in the weird part.

It was a good trip, and gradually I'll be posting more photos, but it didn't go exactly as planned. Along the way I had a detached retina and had to have emergency eye surgery far, far from home! We only missed two days of our tour, but the eye that had surgery is still blurry, so I'm not doing much photo editing at one sitting. Cheers, Marilyn

Jan van Oosthuizen (… on April 9, 2011

Dear Marilyn, I enjoyed your new photos very much. This stately cactus is my favourite. Wish you a speedy recovery with your eye. All the best from The Netherlands, Jan.

Daniela Brocca on April 9, 2011

Oh, Marilyn, these are bad news.I know from my friend Lia what is it, she had the same being in New York after the fly and had to wait to be home to have the operation. You will have to rest a bit, I guess. So now you have two things to recover from. Cheers, Daniela

Marilyn Whiteley on April 9, 2011

Thank you, Jan, for your kind words and good wishes.

And Dany, I was lucky in being able to have the done surgery quickly, and also the surgeon chose the method of surgery that only required me to return for an examination the next day; beyond that it did not restrict my travel the way the other surgical method would have.

Cheers, Marilyn

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Photo taken in Camelback East Village, Phoenix, AZ, USA

Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 8, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Marilyn Whiteley
    • Taken on 2011/03/26 14:22:24
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/11.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: -0.30 EV
    • No flash