Saturday, September 17, 2011

Macro Flower Saturday - Thistle


Thistly and thorny
Closer inspection reveals
Beauty in disguise
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Flower of Scotland
In royal Stuart grandeur
Bring forth the highlands

17 comments:

Roan said...

Perfect framing. Love it!

Jill said...

Lovely shot. Beauty in disguise sums up the thistle perfectly!

Carol Blackburn said...

Wonderful Haiku to compliment a wonderful photo.

Icy BC said...

My gosh, what a beautiful thing, and gorgeous photo!

Shanna said...

Oh, how lovely. I've never seen thistles like these. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Leckeres für Mensch und Katze - Goodies for a pleasant life said...

What a beautiful macro Weekend Flower :)

CherryPie said...

This is such a delightful photo :-)

SandyCarlson said...

That's a gorgeous thistle.

Sivinden said...

Wonderful photo with excellent focus, love the soft background.

Eden said...

Wow, very nice macro shot!

madrassi said...

Interesting!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Great shot! And a reminder that we sometimes have to look a bit to find the beautiful -- but it's there!

Margaret said...

This is my favorite... the composition is wonderful and the texture is great. But I think it's the colors and the way it is focused. Just WOW!

I also think I could NEVER cross that bridge in the above post... I would be so nervous. Did you cross it?

Inger-M said...

I love thistles, they really are beautiful. Love this shot!

Tammy said...

These are so cool! I don't think I've ever seen one. I always wondered about that line in "The Night Before Christmas". These guys don't look very downy. In fact, the tops look like a medival weapon. They are beautiful.

J_on_tour@jayzspaze said...

Nice colours and captured angle.

Johnny Nutcase said...

great colors!