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Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 6 January 2021 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Spotted in Door County, Wisconsin on August 18, 2020.

NIKON D7000 1/60 second F/9.5 ISO 200 52 mm

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Martine from Brest, France

Joli rappel de l'été.

6 Jan 2021 5:07am

Marie from Villages du Lac de Paladru, France

Magnificent capture and colours. It's good to see colours when you're under the snow, the cold and the sun has been gone for a week.

6 Jan 2021 5:36am

@Marie: It's cold and no sun here as well.

Ginnie Hart from Netherlands

If I'm not mistaken,Steven, I think this is Scotland's national flower?!

6 Jan 2021 5:59am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

It is beautiful.

6 Jan 2021 6:19am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Vivement les beaux jours !!

6 Jan 2021 6:47am

jean pierre from Paris, France

jolies couleurs!!

6 Jan 2021 8:25am

lisl from Bath, United Kingdom

What a splendid flower-head. It reminds me so much of summer, Steven

6 Jan 2021 8:48am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

very nice colors !

6 Jan 2021 8:57am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bien vu

6 Jan 2021 9:04am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

We call this "distel"

6 Jan 2021 9:32am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Excellent capture with its inviting flower head and its defensive spikes illuminated beautifully

6 Jan 2021 10:20am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

A nice cheers of summer

6 Jan 2021 11:17am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

A great image of Scotland's National Flower Steven.

6 Jan 2021 11:23am

Remus from Portugal

When I was little, I heard the elders say, that the seeds of the thistles were good for toothache.
I never tried... but I leave the information here, in case anyone needs it.

The color and detail is perfect.

6 Jan 2021 12:11pm

Jean-Louis Guianvarc'h from Valence-d'Albigeois, France

Superbe image ensoleillée et colorée. Bonne année !

6 Jan 2021 12:16pm

jpla from Anjou, France

belle lumière

6 Jan 2021 12:26pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Superb light and colors!

6 Jan 2021 12:47pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Looks beautiful..what a lovely contrast of colours here !

6 Jan 2021 2:52pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Fabulous, a magnificent close up.

6 Jan 2021 2:57pm

rem_la from Villiers, France

bien ce petit chapeau violet

6 Jan 2021 3:03pm

yo from Entre Seine et Loire, France

Souvenir d'été, piquant, mais si beau dans la lumière !

6 Jan 2021 4:21pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Beautiful light and detail

6 Jan 2021 4:35pm

Rose from United States


6 Jan 2021 4:50pm

Dreams come true from Utrecht, Netherlands

Fantastic colors and details .
A excellent photo .

6 Jan 2021 5:09pm

tataray from France

Ces couleurs font du bien. Grisaille depuis quelques jours chez nous.

6 Jan 2021 5:47pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb framing . Green and pink are beautiful !

6 Jan 2021 6:11pm

Willy from Belgium

Une belle composition aux jolies couleurs Steven


6 Jan 2021 6:39pm

Florence from Bretagne, France

A great and powerful image!

6 Jan 2021 6:49pm

Calusarus from Valence, France


6 Jan 2021 8:39pm

jeanmadis from CHONBURI, Thailand

Le spécimen est aussi beau que l'image est belle !
Bravo !

7 Jan 2021 12:08am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Some consider thistle to be a weed, but I can never resist taking a photo of one, and I love the color.

7 Jan 2021 12:12am

@B. Thomas: I totally agree about taking photos of thistles!

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

wonderful detail in your subject with a well blurred background. plus very nice color

7 Jan 2021 1:09am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Oh, man. That is gorgeous, Steven.

7 Jan 2021 1:57am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A stunning image of this beautiful thistle flower. Gorgeous color and detail. 5*

7 Jan 2021 2:58am

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

Beautiful flower with lovely vibrant colours.

7 Jan 2021 3:21am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Superb detail in this lovely shot. I love the colors.

7 Jan 2021 8:23pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

so very beautiful

7 Jan 2021 9:36pm

suzanne from Belgium

Douceur, finesse et couleurs ...
Une mise en valeur de toute beauté :-)

8 Jan 2021 5:35pm

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

A lovely shot! The hot pink stands out so nicely against the rich green!

11 Jan 2021 2:48am

omar from Hamburg, Germany

Looks like summer, would be nice. Great shot!

12 Jan 2021 8:26am