Thursday, September 9, 2010

Morning Thistle

While out walking my daughter's puppy at dawn a couple of days ago, I noticed some thistles along the edge of an open lot.  After making our way back home and grabbing my camera and tripod, I was able to get in a few shots and take advantage of the soft, early morning light before the sun peeked over the mountain tops.

Cirsium Vulgare

This is a macro of a bull or common thistle, also known as Cirsium vulgare.  I'm not sure, but I think the liquidy and crystallized droplets are either its nectar or pollen. Isn't it cool?  I used my Canon EF 100mm macro lens. I love macro photography!  It's like peeking into a whole new world within God's amazing creation!


I was inspired to add the colored panel and flower name by one of my fellow Flickrites, AlexEdg, who does gorgeous work.


  1. Very, very cool. That macro shot of the thistle looks like a scene from Avatar. Your work is amazing, Sweets. G.

  2. This is simply beautiful Rene'. I love the depth and the texture you captured. As always- another gem. xoxo

  3. Like a scene from Avatar? That's cool. Thanks, George. And thank you, Kristin, for your friendship and encouragement!