The down of a thistle

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Charles Krebs
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The down of a thistle

Post by Charles Krebs »

Here are 3 images of the seed down from a Canada Thistle (Cirsium arvense). There are a few of these growing at the edge of my yard, so I put a couple pieces of the fluffy down on a slide to see what it looked like on the microscope. Quite a beautiful subject to study. The top shot reminded me a great deal of a grove of alder trees in the winter. The other two get more abstract... a type of image I really enjoy making. I think I'll probably spend a little more time working with this subject.




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Post by Ken Ramos »

Beauty can be found in some of the most unexpected places, I like the first image the best. It does look like a grove of alders, would make a nice photograph for framing I think. Thanks Charlie. :D

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Post by salden »

That is funny Ken. When I saw the first image, I thought I was looking at an image of trees. It would make a great wall hanging :D
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Post by gpmatthews »

Great images, as always, Charlie, and I agree with Sue about the wall hanging

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Post by beetleman »

Sharp as a tack Charles. Very very beautiful subject.
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Post by rjlittlefield »

Yet another URL to go on my list of "favorite pictures by Charlie"!

Lovely -- thanks!


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Post by Wim van Egmond »

Those are very ugly pictures, Charlie!!!

Of course they are not but I thought I'd write something different for a change! Just getting compliments is not good for a person! :)

Keep up the good work! I wish I had more time for microscopy. Too much work. :(


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