Macromonday – Scottish thistle

The Scottish thistle(Onoporon Acanthium) is a  wonderful source for photography(and painting!). The cows graze all around them and we walk wide circles around the thistle, but it seems the insects are fearless…

Every stage of flowering has its charm and right now, here in France, they are  in full bloom and  just starting to burst open to set free those feather light plumes…how can we not revel in its beauty, like the insects obviously do!

…fearless!…

thistle 2(Shield bug)

…freedom…

thistle 3

An entry for Macromonday

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10 responses

  1. Ed

    Seems no pics are opening, I hope your connection probs get fixed on thursday..:-)

    August 3, 2009 at 7:05 pm

  2. Just stunning!!!

    ~Lisa
    New Mexico, USA

    August 3, 2009 at 10:11 pm

  3. WooooW! :O Stunner! The colours and the details are just amazing in the first one! 😀
    Again great details in the second one with the perfect dof!
    Love the details on the insect! 😮

    August 3, 2009 at 11:02 pm

  4. Who would think that stinkbugs could be so pretty?

    August 4, 2009 at 2:23 am

  5. Stunning..just stunning..I really enjoyed them..these are the best I have seen in awhile! 🙂

    August 4, 2009 at 5:17 am

  6. Beautiful pictures! Do you happen to know what the little beetles are?

    August 4, 2009 at 5:32 am

  7. chloe

    awesome! 🙂

    August 4, 2009 at 1:43 pm

  8. Fabulous! The bugs are awesome.

    August 4, 2009 at 2:17 pm

  9. Fantastic photographs, Ronell!

    August 5, 2009 at 1:05 pm

  10. veeerrrrryyyy nice!

    August 7, 2009 at 12:08 am

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