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Thorny Thistle

Thorny Thistle
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Copyright: Lori Cannon (LCannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 137 N: 804] (3107)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-24
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Kodak Easyshare LS753
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-08-27 1:27
Viewed: 3346
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This thistle photo was taken near the lake at the Tilikum Retreat center where the organization I work for goes every year for 3 days of training and fun. This is the first year in the 8 years I've been going I took my camera, and although there weren't many wildflowers to photograph, this one I thought was pretty in it's own "prickly" way.

Photo: Levels, Resized, Sharpened (Not that this flower needed to be much sharper ;-))

I don't know too much about thistles but there's a bunch of information on this page.

Most thistles in the western United States are native species that generally go unnoticed and likely will never cause significant losses as weeds. However, thistle species introduced from Europe, Africa, and Asia can be very aggressive opportunists. They often invade overused or otherwise disturbed land. The plants spread rapidly, out-compete established and introduced plant species for nutrients, and can render pastures, rangeland, and forests nearly unusable.

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Hello Lori!
Very nice shot.POV,DOF and composition are perfect.Thanks for sharing.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-08-27 4:35]

Hello Lori!
Wonderful capture.Colors,POV,DOF,3D effect are excellent.Well seen and composed.TFS...:-)
Have a nice and sunny weekend!

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  • Eko Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 187 W: 10 N: 38] (121)
  • [2005-08-27 5:15]

Hi Lori!
Perfect capture.I liked POV,DOF and lighting very much.Thanks for posting.

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