This is the last of the late December shots from my themes-in-hand trip to Arizona. We were in the McDowell Mountains, chasing Phainopoplas, so I had my camera set on "sports" mode to hopefully catch flying birds in the gray light. I zoomed way in on an arm of a dying saguaro, enjoying its texture. Used a bit of levels, and the clarity slider in the RAW editor, to bring out more detail. I usually think of saguaros as green, but this one, on its last legs, I think, had faded to gray.
Shutter: 1/250, f/6.3, ISO 640, focal length 270mm
Tomorrow, we'll go back to Illinois and all the snowy, or indoor light-box shots I can scare up!