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Great Globe Thistle

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 3 September 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Great globe thistles are stalwart perennials that produce metallic-blue blossoms with perfectly round flower heads atop ribbed stems. Plants grow two to five feet tall and almost as wide. The spiny-edged leaves are white and woolly underneath.

This thistle appears yearly in the back yard and it shocked me the first time I saw something so eye-catching off of a common weed.

Photo captured July 28, 2010.

SONY DSLR-A300 1/100 second F/5.6 ISO 200 55 mm

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Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

LOvely shot

3 Sep 2010 5:33am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Beautiful colors... nice you had a "visitor" for the shot ;) Have a great day Steven !

3 Sep 2010 8:32am

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

nice details

3 Sep 2010 11:05am

wolfen from Villefranche s/s, France

Une belle photo macro de fleur graphique !!!

3 Sep 2010 4:02pm

Sunder from Chennai, India

Great shot..Love the details and ...yes of course the "visitor" as Tamara says...
Great capture of the intricacies and marvellous nature..

3 Sep 2010 5:11pm

Antoine from France

Superb photo and great details. Excellent work Steven. Have a lovely afternoon Steven.

3 Sep 2010 7:08pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This is spectacular!

3 Sep 2010 8:18pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

My apologies for my absence providing you comments as I have been whisked out of town on Thursday. Hope to be back on Tuesday.

4 Sep 2010 4:55am

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

A thistle with a surprise, the bee! Have a good holiday weekend!

5 Sep 2010 2:00am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a work of art this is . . a fantastic construction for a flower !

5 Sep 2010 3:36pm

Robert Kruh from Slovenia

Nice macro shot!

6 Sep 2010 6:03am

Philip from JoBurg, South Africa

looks very pretty for a weed well captured !!

6 Sep 2010 8:11am

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

looks like a virus under the microscope

8 Sep 2010 1:41am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom


8 Sep 2010 8:50am

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

Great thistle indeed, and a bee as bonus!

8 Sep 2010 2:56pm

Céline from New York City, United States

Very pretty shot !

10 Sep 2010 12:46am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States


14 Sep 2010 2:16am