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Thistle flower


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Blooming thistle. Shot on a tripod with a Chinon 135 mm 2.8 lens.

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Shot on an Olympus E-520 camera with a Chinon 135 mm 2.8 lens with a macro ring at f 11.0. Shutter speed was 1/25 sec.

Thistle, or Onopordum acanthium, is part of the sunflower family and it is best known as the national symbol of Scotland. There are over 200 types of thistle flowers.

Predominantly found in Europe, the thistle has been naturalized in other parts of the world, such as North America where it is considered an invasive weed. Certain varieties are considered beneficial to wildlife because they produce a substantial amount of food for insects and birds and their foliage is also used by butterflies.

Uploaded in a different size than my previous uploads in order to get more details.

Your comments are very welcome.

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It looks very good to me,contrast with bg makes this to be seen better.This flower ,even wild one,is so good as subject with splendid color and shape. All my best Vincent,a nice week.

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Hi Radu,

thanks for your nice comments! I'm glad we exchange comments again; it seems there are not many of the 'old' PN'ers active anymore, but that may seem so because so many people go by different names now. Kind regards, Vincent

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On 10/24/2022 at 10:59 AM, vincentoiseau said:

Hi Radu,

thanks for your nice comments! I'm glad we exchange comments again; it seems there are not many of the 'old' PN'ers active anymore, but that may seem so because so many people go by different names now. Kind regards, Vincent

Vincent,not only new name I think most of them left PN from few years,even now we can't see photo as they once were,the quality imo is down now. We will see how admin will organized this site and if we will still to be or not here.

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Hi Radu,

thanks for your additions. The lower quality of the images and the inability to zoom in are some of my major complaints about this site. You're right, many great members (e.g. like Tatiana and Jack McRitchie) left before the transition. As you are implying, we will see what happens in the near future and decide if we stay or leave and post our photos on another platform. That would be a waste of all the effort we put in to comment on photos, but, like you, I'm not satisfied with the direction the new site is going in. Kind regards, Vincent

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