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Claret Cup Cactus Bloom
- Title: Claret Cup Cactus Bloom
- State/Province/Region: Texas
- Country: United States
- Nearest Area: Big Bend National Park
- Nearest Town: Marathon
- Brief Directions: These blooms were photographed in Big Bend National Park in southwest Texas on the road up to the "basin".
- Best Season: Spring
- Description: I think the red Claret Cup Cactus blooms are the prettiest wildflowers to photograph. I took this photo on Velvia slide film and made the middle bloom to be in focus while intentionally blurring the foreground and background.
- Gear: Canon EOS Elan 7E, Tamron 90mm Macro lens
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