Monday, September 28, 2009

Thistledown/ Macro Monday

Thistle seeds about ready to take flight

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28 comments:

PERBS said...

Just beautiful! I have never seen this happen before. Super! I will have to keep my eyes open for this.

B SQUARED said...

Seems like all the wildflowers have gone to seed. We have been collecting and planting them in the hopes of having our own wildflower garden net year.

Small City Scenes said...

This is really good. I took some thistle pics yesterday but they are not even close to how good this one is. Your pics are so clear and detailed. MB

Judy said...

Wow!! This is so detailed and close, and I am so envious that you took it, rather than me. But in the great scheme of things, it was taken, and is beyond beautiful!

vrtlarica said...

Beautiful moment captured!

cieldequimper said...

Wow, they're white! I've seen blue ones before but not white ones! Beautiful macro.

James said...

That is beautiful I love the textures and tones.

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lisahudson said...

Beautiful shot!

Lisa

George said...

This is a beautiful picture of a weed I learned to despise as a youngster. One of my jobs on our small farm was to keep thistles out of the corn. I never won that battle.

VALKYRIEN said...

Aren't they a joy to photograph? They look like an abstract painting these days. Beautiful shot!

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Thistle down is beautiful stuff to see and nice to know the thistle fed many insects in its prime.

Jacob said...

I was going to whisthle at thith thisthle but I began to lisp so will just say that I like thisthles a lot and thing thith ith a great, sharp shot!

Reader Wil said...

Great macro photo! Very clever! Thanks for your visit. Have a nice week!

Pagan Sphinx said...

Amazing. You are so good! And thank you for naming the tree I photographed in Keene, NH and posted about!
Best,
Gina

Jan said...

Fabulous shot. I really love it.

jay said...

We don't have any thistles around here, but I was taking shots of willow herb last week. I love to see the way they unfold and disperse the seeds.

You got a great shot!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Looks like they are on their last legs, EG..... Gorgeous macro.
Hugs,
Betsy

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

EG: What a cool capture of the wild thistle.

lisaschaos said...

Then there will be even more next year, lol. :)

Rose said...

this is a superb shot, EG!

AB said...

Your photos always seem to have amazing colour tone.

see you there! said...

You caught the seeds at just the right moment. I'll bet the dried thistle would be pretty in a floral arrangement.

Darla

Denise said...

Gorgeous! You have turned this thistle into a beautiful subject.

Craver Vii said...

This macro brings us the paradox of a contrast in textures. What a neat thing to see it spikey and soft at the same time.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

SWEET! A very nice macro shot, beautiful!

Dave Ingram said...

Nice image - we've got some thistles in our yard that we've let go to seed. The flowers are pretty neat and I think that we're going to try to encourage (not that they need encouragement!) a few for next summer.

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

Lovely shot! It's that time of year again where the seeds are blowing everywhere.

Carolyn Ford said...

That is a super capture! I think you got there just in time!

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