Bull Thistle. August 18, 2011Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature, macro photos.
Tags: Bull thistle, bumble bee, Canon 24mmL TS-T II, tilt-shift photography, Williamstown
Summer is bloom-time for Bull thistle in these parts:
This is the largest of our common thistles, with robust shaving-brush-size flowers atop stalks reaching five or six feet in height:
Despite the gnarliness of its spiny foliage (a thicket of this stuff would be impenetrable; thankfully, it isn’t that gregarious) I love this stuff for its bold color and I-Dare-You attitude.
Bumble bees love it, too!
These last two shots were taken with Ziggy; the first was courtesy of Elliot.