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Copyright: Hilary Wilkinson (Hil) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-29
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Panasonic DMC LZ1
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): National Symbols [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-08-09 14:55
Viewed: 3050
Points: 17
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Thistle is the common name of a polyphyletic group of flowering plants characterised by leaves with sharp spines on the margins, mostly in the plant family Asteraceae.
The thistle, in particular Onopordum acanthium (the cotton thistle or Scotch thistle), is the national flower of Scotland, and is featured in many Scottish symbols and logos. Legend has it that a Viking attacker stepped on one at night and cried out, so alerting the defenders of a Scottish castle.
Genera in the Asteraceae with the word thistle often used in their common names include:

• Arctium – Burdock
• Carduus – Thistle
• Carlina – Carline thistle
• Centaurea – Star thistle
• Cicerbita – Sow thistle
• Cirsium – Thistle
• Cnicus – Blessed thistle
• Cynara – Artichokes, Cardoon thistle
• Echinops – Globethistle
• Notobasis – Syrian thistle
• Onopordum – Cotton thistle, also known as
Scotch Thistle
• Scolymus – Golden thistle or oyster thistle
• Silybum – Milk thistle
• Sonchus – Sow thistle

Notes from Wilkipedia.com

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Hi Hilary,
A simple and effective composition with excellent light & color. Very good detail and DOF, isolating your subject from the BG well.
Very well done.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-08-09 23:15]

Hi Hilary

I really like these thistles and appreciate this photo very much.Nicely done on POV and DOF.The colours are very nice . Well composed and presented.Great notes too.TFS


Good morning Hilary,
Short on time today. Just time to see that this is a great shot.
Thanks for posting, enjoy the rest of the week.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-08-10 9:06]

Hi Hilary,
Well composed shot with three thistle of different ages, with good focus, color and background and curious reginal note.
TFS, José M.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2006-08-10 11:57]

Hi Hilary.
I see these plants each time when I go on a photo hunting. They to me are nice. But it is possible to fall in love with yours. Great and delicate colours, excellent details, outstanding BG (its pattern and blurriness) and composition. It is really lovely and artistic shot. My congratulations.

A common plant, but an attractive one. Nice shot. Two comments: it is a pity that you don't have the front flower in crisp focus; a little cropping off the bottom of the image would provide better "balance".

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2006-08-11 3:00]

Hi Hilary,
good photo, nice thistles, fine colours and DOF. I like it.
Gr., Aleksander

Usted tien alma para desarrollar mas la foto MACRO aun tiene pocos insectos en su galeria espero atraerla a este mundo fascinante de lo pequeño donde muchos compartimos conocimientos e imagenes!!!

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-10-09 18:01]

Hola Hil, Agradables tonos y perfecto disparo, buena compo, saludos

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