Prickly and soft at the same time…
… for Macro Monday
“Straight out of the camera” shots, no editing.
Lovely photographs - thistles are so decorative. Pity they are also such pests, but I often let them survive where they shouldn't be because they are so lovely.
Oh I love these macro shots :) I love their colours.
these are each and every one GORGEOUS!! and i love love love the header shot with the pretty purple letters.
I espceially like the last shot.Like Jenny I'm often guilty of letting these 'noxious weeds' (that's how the English law defines them) grow becauase they are so beautiful.
I think they are lovely but definitely not in my garden. I can see three feet high examples just outside my fence.
They may be considered a nuisance but they make for pretty pictures - and birds like them!
We were thinking along the same lines for macro Monday. Like that you've given us thistle in different stages of growth and your bokeh is something I hope to be able to shoot some day.
Very pretty close ups. Not a common flower here in my country but i intend to grow it this year from seed.
Communication is what makes blogging fun :)