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Whatton House Gardens 5/7

I took quite a few close-up pictures of some of the flowers in the garden at Whatton House and this Globe Thistle (thanks Maureen for your identification) caught my eye.

 

I didn't realise till later on that I also managed to capture it with a Bee busy having lunch.


Tomorrow will be my 1,200th.posting since joinging Shutterchance.

Whatton House Gardens 5/7

I took quite a few close-up pictures of some of the flowers in the garden at Whatton House and this Globe Thistle (thanks Maureen for your identification) caught my eye.

 

I didn't realise till later on that I also managed to capture it with a Bee busy having lunch.


Tomorrow will be my 1,200th.posting since joinging Shutterchance.

comments (23)

It is a great close-up of the flower Brian... and the globe does not look as prickly as the stemsgrin....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Peter, not the petals are quite soft.
  • Syam
  • India
  • 3 Feb 2012, 02:29
Splendid catch.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much for your comment.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 3 Feb 2012, 07:11
A fine flower shot Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chris.
  • lisl
  • England
  • 3 Feb 2012, 07:34
This is the first macro I have seen of yours, Brian - lovely, lovely
Brian Walbey: Thanks Lisl, I don't usually do things like this as I haven't got the right kit.
Not bad Brian ... I reckon your grade would be Bee plus.
Brian Walbey: Thanks for your generosity Richard smile
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 3 Feb 2012, 09:34
' this Globe Thistle (thanks Maureen for your identification) caught my eye'

That sounds painful Brian.
Brian Walbey: No it's quite soft Chad.
I love when an insect only appears when you're looking back at the shots. Lovely shot.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Mary, I looked on the Bee as a bonus.
good composition...
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chantal.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 3 Feb 2012, 09:48
a Queen of thistle -yes, the term 'globe' is very fitting -a lovely close-up and the thistle is thanking you for this portrait!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Philine, I was pleased with this, not a normal subject of mine.
By the way, I am at 1984 at the moment.
Brian Walbey: I've got some catching up to do then Chantal.
Superb close up Brian and with extras as well.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Peter.
  • Martin
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Feb 2012, 10:41
Beautiful shot Brian, I like this a lot smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Martin.
Very fine delivery Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Juan.
Lots of nice detail in the flower head.
Brian Walbey: I was pleased John as I don't usually do this sort of thing.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 3 Feb 2012, 12:04
A fine accident, Brian.
Brian Walbey: It is indeed Ray, I'm learning from the master (you)
The added bee is a nice bonus Brian!
Brian Walbey: That's what I thought Bill.
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Feb 2012, 14:32
I never noticed the bee at first, great looking plant with the added extra smile
Brian Walbey: I didn't see it either till I put the shot on screen.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Feb 2012, 16:39
Nice close-up Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ingrid.
Superb capture with the bee Brian. Quite a delicate flower!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard.
Beautifully sharp Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Martin, I am quite pleased with this one.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Feb 2012, 19:22
I can't recall seeing a macro from you before, Brian. It's very nicely done. The bee is a bonus.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Alan. Strictly speaking it is a close-up not a Macro in club competition terms but I am hoping to get away with it in my clubs forthcoming macro competition.
Fine close up, Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Tom.
Interesting close-up Brian smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much, not quite a macro as I haven't got a lens for that but I am quite pleased with it.

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