Lovely to look at, but not to hold

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© Debbie Smartt
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UploadedMay 30, 2011
TakenMay 29, 2011
ModelCanon EOS 7D
Exposure1/250 sec at f/13
FlashCompulsory Flash
Focal Length55 mm
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Thistle is a plant that farmers hate! They have stickers all over them including the leaves.

Franklin, TN

16 responses

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (30 May 2011):

    It can either be a totally hideous plant or a very striking beautiful one. Yours is the latter!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett said (30 May 2011):

    P.S. I know that Middle Tennessee is rife with them this time of year!

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (30 May 2011):

    Stunning macro, Debbie! We have them here too, and you are so right. Very painful to the touch. You composed this shot very nicely!!

  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio gave props (30 May 2011):

    great detail!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (30 May 2011):

    Wow! You made a thistle beautiful!!!! Actually, they can be quite beautiful, but boy what a mean plant!!

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (31 May 2011):

    Fabulously beautiful capture!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (31 May 2011):


  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (1 Jun 2011):

    Excellent Debbie

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   said (1 Jun 2011):

    what a super shot of the dreaded Thistle.... Hey it is the favorite buffet of the Finch family..

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (2 Jun 2011):

    great framing and color. shirley is right. the goldfinches love them here when the blooms die down . makes for great birdwatching!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (3 Jun 2011):

    lovely and gracious!!!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (5 Jun 2011):

    I love the colors on this!! The pink on blue is beautiful! Great shot!

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (12 Jun 2011):


  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (14 Jun 2011):

    You sure captured this one beautifully. Loads of thistle in Italy. Just beyond our yard some stand about eight feet.

  • Bruce Stradling

    Bruce Stradling gave props (13 Jul 2011):

    I can't help loving this one. It is my favorite flower.

  • Tom Piorkowski

    Tom Piorkowski (Deleted) gave props (14 Jul 2011):

    Beautiful image, excellent work.

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