I got myself into a sticky situation.

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© Donna Mullins
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Photo of our barn taken through the thistles that grow down by the creek. Farmers hate these things and consider them a nuisance. My husband does too. I talked him into leaving several of them when he mowed the field.The finches,butterflies, and bees love them .Thistles are great subjects for photos,but you have to be careful around them .They will stick you. I have the scratches to prove it.

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24 responses

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (6 Jun 2013):

    Excellent! Middle Tennessee AND East Tennessee appear to be rife with them. (We saw many of those in Greece too!)

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant   gave props (7 Jun 2013):

    A "BLOOMING" GOOD CAPTURE . WE CALL THEM STICKY BOM BOMS. WE USED TO TAKE THE HEADS OF THISTLES AND THROW THEM AT SOME-ONES JUMPERS AND THEY WOULD STICK TO THEM

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (7 Jun 2013):

    WonderfuLight!

  • Kelly Nichols

    Kelly Nichols   gave props (7 Jun 2013):

    I happen to love them!! This is a great shot, Donna. I love the DOF with the barn in the background.

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (7 Jun 2013):

    You are exactly right. We got to shoot some close up in St Louis too! The flowers are pretty awesome!!

  • Joelle Crosby

    Joelle Crosby gave props (7 Jun 2013):

    Wonderful focus!

  • James Wiley

    James Wiley gave props (7 Jun 2013):

    Yes...Terrific in lightbox!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (7 Jun 2013):

    They are a regal flower, I too love them. You seem to get yourself in a lot of sticky situations these day my friend!!! :-)

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer   gave props (7 Jun 2013):

    A very marvelous comp....Thistle bee added to my collection...I just love barns and thanks from all the little creatures

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (7 Jun 2013):

    Darnit.......Sarah stole my line!! LOL Beautifully composed!!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) gave props (7 Jun 2013):

    Superb DOF, Donna! Wonderful shot!!! Have a great weekend!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (7 Jun 2013):

    Love the POV! wonderful shot.

  • Raymond Fausel

    Raymond Fausel gave props (8 Jun 2013):

    lovelyl

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt gave props (8 Jun 2013):

    nice low shot and I hear ya regarding those nasty things...

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (8 Jun 2013):

    Made for a fabulous photo!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (8 Jun 2013):

    This is lovely...I know what you mean about thistles and how they can stick into your skin...I also get pricked by thorns in rose bushes that tear into the skin....

  • Susan Garrett

    Susan Garrett said (9 Jun 2013):

    I hate those things but love this picture!

  • Hilda Cox

    Hilda Cox gave props (10 Jun 2013):

    i think the thistles are so pretty in purple !!!!! nice capture love the barn

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (11 Jun 2013):

    excellent comp.!!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (12 Jun 2013):

    Great shot. Came across loads of them in Italy, too.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (12 Jun 2013):

    This is awesome !

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (12 Jun 2013):

    A beauty of a shot! These thistles are everywhere.. lovely but vicious, too, lol. Beautiful lighting here, too!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (14 Jun 2013):

    Definitely lightbox awesome!!! Love the red barn in the background, makes a pretty bokeh for the shot. I have been scratched by thistles also, but they do make a pretty photo. Glad you got some saved for the finches, butterflies and bees to enjoy : )

  • Jim Bennett

    Jim Bennett   gave props (5 Jul 2013):

    I like it...

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