Thistle W/Bee Chaser
- matatur (5312)
- [2009-01-28 8:37]
A finely exposed thistle group under strong illumination captured quite expertly against some greeneries in darkish shade Bob, maybe with some lupines or other legumes to provide some purple touches to a beautiful tableau of nature, and yes, a bee in the midst of the composition to keep some balance in the flora/fauna equilibrium. Good job indeed my friend!
- jaycee (25460)
- [2009-01-28 10:01]
I love these gems from your archives. The Thistles are beautiful - I love seeing flowers in different stages. Wonderful colors and compositions. The bee looks great on the flower. Amazing clarity of the little insect. Do they call Thistles "weeds" up there too?
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2009-01-28 10:20]
i love that 2 bees on these beautiful flowers,
shot with fine POV, beautiful luminosity,
excellent sharpness and details,
i love the details of the off-focus background,
- nglen (36145)
- [2009-01-28 10:33]
Hi Bob. I see you have also go back to the summer for this colourful picture of the wild flower. good detail and natural colours. with interesting notes. well done tFS.
Good pov and clarity colours of these flowers.
good contrast between the green colours and the pink colours of the flower.
The Canadian Goose are they all on the wall?
- Pitoncle (9508)
- [2009-01-28 12:35]
Très belle et intéressante publication dans laquelle les sujets sont bien valorisés, sous une très belle lumière, par la finesse des détails et la délicatesse des couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
- gannu (14761)
- [2009-01-29 2:43]
Bob, Good composition showing the lovely flowers and then showing the bee. Nice presentation Ganesh
- MMM (11425)
- [2009-01-29 5:10]
Nice to see that image from your archive it make me feel like spring is not to far also my work conflict is now over after 15 months.Excelelnt POV and very sharp image with lovely light.Colors are beautiful.
- sranjan (5784)
- [2009-01-29 6:23]
Excellent tones of colors seen in thistle with a busy bee, superb focus & lovely POV against faded green background. TFS.
- angybone (7684)
- [2009-01-29 6:57]
You know I love these colors. Purples and greens together always make me happy...I think of spring-time and newness.
- Argus (50626)
- [2009-01-29 8:05]
I'd call it your weed patch Bob: I don't mean this in a derogatory sense, but quite the opposite as your weed patch has a lot to offer and a honey bee on these thistle flowers with a blue vetch in the BG sounds like paradise to me. A fine sharp capture with your Finepix and nice reminder of better times!
- uleko (10940)
- [2009-01-29 11:42]
This is a nice little flower patch with thistles and Viccia that must be popular with both bees and butterflies. You've zoomed in nicely on the Bee while the flowers dominate the scene. Beautiful colours and a lovely reminder of summer!
TFS and kind regards, Ulla
- jusninasirun (14660)
- [2009-01-29 16:19]
These wild flowers can make excellent image and you have framed them well in good exposure and lighting. The light catching on those flowers generate luminosity against the green backdrop.
TFS and warmest regards,
- Wolfpower (1075)
- [2009-01-29 19:38]
A lovely capture of this thistle flower.
They are prickly but beautiful.
I was surprised to see a white tailed deer munching away on one of these plants.
They are difficult to get to the root of,and it is my suspicion that there is one large root originating in Scotland and all others tap off of.If you pull one ,two will grow in it's place.
Lovely colour and detail.
- Janice (18832)
- [2009-01-29 20:46]
Bees love thistles. And not too bad a shot here of the bee. I rarely get a photo of a bee with his head to me...
It's a different thistle to what I see here.
- meyerd (7531)
- [2009-01-30 0:30]
it's a while since I looked into your"book", maybe because you changed the subject but certainly for my limited participation in TN activities. Now you caught my eye with these Canadian thistles (Cirsium arvense).
The "Flora of North America" has this to say: "Cirsium arvense is one of the most economically important agricultural weeds in the world. It was introduced to North America in the 1600s and soon was recognized as a problem weed. Weed control legislation against the species was passed by the Vermont legislature in 1795 (R. J. Moore 1975). Canada thistle is now listed as a noxious weed in most areas where it occurs. It has very high seed production, and the runner roots readily survive the fragmentation that accompanies cultivation."
Ivan's suggestion to call your interesting yet nameless plot a "weed patch" is scientifically sound (:-) . My own backyard is also a weed patch, well suited to macro photography.
Have a nice day,
- Pearl (321)
- [2009-01-30 4:44]
This is a wonderful vapture. Looks like you having good sun shine now and lovely blue sky too looking from your previous posts. Nice to know the cold has past. This is a vibrant and lovely shot. the colors and natural tones are splindid. Wonderful composition and POV. These flowers look so pleasing and yummy for the bee. TFS.
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2009-01-31 1:06]
Ciao again Bob, lovely busy bee on splendid thistle, wonderful light and colors, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio