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Young Saguaro at Sunset by papatheo Young Saguaro at Sunset by papatheo
My sister and her husband showed us several scenic sites throughout the area... this was one of our favorite. About 15 minutes after I took this shot my wife let out a loud scream, grabbed her tripod and took off running... I could hear the large Western Rattlesnake shaking it's tail at her from 50 feet away. I'm being a little facetious about this being a "young" Saguaro... they don't even start growing their sidearms until they are about 75 years old.
Photographed at Saguaro National Park East, near Tucson Arizona.
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mangoartus Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
great shot.that rattler wanted to be in pictures.
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papatheo Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Professional Photographer
I had not thought of that... but we certainly left the area as fast as we could!!!
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fromlatviawithlove Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
My favorite kind of desert.
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Rufina-Tomoyo Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
Looks like a nice daybreak.
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Egil21 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
:iconsmallwaveplz:Hello!

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cactusmumkate Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love it!! so beautiful :clap: :iconawwloveplz: :happybounce: Those flowers are bringing even more sunshine :sun:
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papatheo Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much!!! :hug:
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cactusmumkate Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, Richard, your Gallery :gallery: is awsome!!! :wow:
Im watching now and will have a closer look to all your wonderful pictures, soon :hug:
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papatheo Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
:D Thank you very much!!!
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Romylyn Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
AMaziing!
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papatheo Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
:) Thank you!!!
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psyfre Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
Gorgeous capture!
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papatheo Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much!!!
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olearysfunphotos Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice shot, they are pretty cool cactus. I'm a little surprised your wife didn't hold her ground and get a shot of the rattle snake :laughing:
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papatheo Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
:nod: Yep, Tony... I think I woulda'... not only tried to get the shot but probably rushed to the nearest emergency room to be treated for both snake-bite and stupidity!!! :laughing:
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KW-Scott Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Ohhh! Rattlesnakes are nothing to play with :-) Great shot too!! I just love these magnificent cacti.... Here in Texas we get a few of them... mostly mesquite trees though :nod:
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papatheo Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks my friend... I had an aunt who lived on a ranch outside of Brady, Texas [I was Born in Dallas but didn't do well with the heat as a baby]. She was a former army nurse in WW2 and got the Gold Star for her work on the front lines where they treated patients from both sides and were often being shelled, etc. Needless to say she came back with a whole lot of "personality"... she had a pistol and made sure the rattlesnakes stayed well away from the house and livestock!!! :nod:
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KW-Scott Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow I'll bet she really was a "pistol" herself! :D
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papatheo Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
:nod: Absolutely!!!
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ariseandrejoice Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Professional Photographer
What an amazing countryside. This is gorgeous!
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papatheo Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
:D Thanks sweetie!!!
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jeroenpaint Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow nice photo :)
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papatheo Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
:) Thank you!!!
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