(If the background has been replaced, etc. please be honest with your techniques to help others learn)
Skip: Great to have you posting in Flora; it’s been awhile. Really nice subject and light. My biggest suggestion would be to crop the sky away completely to bring all of the attention to the cholla. Nice find and a fine capture.>=))>
Skip, Lovely backlit image. Love the halo of backlit spines. Agree with Bill on cropping the sky out.
As suggested, I’ve attached a revision without the sky.
Hi Skip, lovely light you’ve managed to catch, and great detail.
I think the ocotillo is less distracting than the backlit plant also cropped out in the edit on the left hand border.
I like the sky, distance and landscape in the original, but as a pure plant picture, focusing more on the plant and it’s very close environment I think the tight crop is better.