During last month’s prairie hikes, I ran across quite a few thistle plants in various stages of blooming. I believe these are Bull Thistles (Cirsium vulgare). When in full bloom, they are quite striking:
And here are a couple that were just starting to bloom:
I always love the brightly colored blooms!
Photography Equipment used:
- Canon 7D body
- Canon 180mm macro lens, with Canon 1.4x TC
- Bogen 3221 Tripod, with Kirk Ent. HD ballhead
- ISO 500
- Aperture f/6.3
- Shutter speed 1/125 sec.