The Awesome Thistle

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:

Thistle

Thistle

And here are a couple that were just starting to bloom:

Thistle

Thistle

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.

 

 

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Posted in 2013, Blog, Macro Photography, Nature Photography, Wildflowers
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