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Dipsacus Fullonum is more commonly known as Fuller's Teasel or Wild Teasel, and although more of a weed, recently some gardeners have been introducing it into their herbaceous borders.
Growing 6 to 8 feet tall, it is favourite with bees.

My thanks to all for the comments on Brother Cadfael, and with special thanks to Ray {rayme330}, Darryl {carper123} and Julia {NaturesHaven} for their User Awards which are much appreciated.

Ronnie.

Camera:Sony NEX-7
Lens:Sony 18-55mm.
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:49mm.
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.0
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:-0.30
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture
Metering Mode:Pattern
Flash:No
White Balance:Auto
Title:"Dipsacus Fullonum"
Username:RonnieAG RonnieAG
Uploaded:22 Aug 2012 - 12:05 AM
Tags:Bee., Blue sky b/g, Dipsacus fullonum, Flowers & plants, Insect, Teasel
Votes:Voting Disabled

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exposure
exposure e2 Member 101311 forum postsexposure vcard England
22 Aug 2012 - 12:09 AM

Beautiful light & detail in the teasel & Bee Ronnie...
Pauline.

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 12:14 AM

that is a teasel and half!!!
the wee bee has a big job to get around this one. your well chosen POV shows it as an object in the sky, a planet B perfectly lit in the sunny sky.

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 12:23 AM

The bee is so sharp and the poor teasel is being demolished.
I find teasels great for silhouettes to add textures to.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
22 Aug 2012 - 12:23 AM

Super composition Ronnie, excellent detail,
Fred.

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 12:35 AM

Super detail here Ronnie.
And they do grow tall don't they !!
Great shot.
Mick.

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achieverswales
22 Aug 2012 - 12:50 AM

Pin sharp and beautiful against the blue sky Ronnie, the visitor is very sharp also, excellent capture!

Regards

Trev.

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6520 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 12:59 AM

Pin sharp well detailed and great colour and POV all combine perfectly for a great image. - gary

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 1:44 AM

Makes a striking image with those superb colours and fine details.

Ann

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 2:07 AM

Perfect---both the bee and the teasel! Love the (Absence of) sky

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 5:31 AM

A lovely capture, Ronnie, great pov. Carol

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zapar40
zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 6:28 AM

i like the grand scale of the teasel compared to the bee, nicely done.
ant.

Last Modified By zapar40 at 22 Aug 2012 - 6:29 AM

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 6:31 AM

Like the pov here Ronnie putting the teasel and bee up against that lovely blue sky - great shot

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 33074 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom101 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 6:50 AM

A great point of view in which you have managed to provide the viewer with a true sense of scale and proportion. Great detail, and wonderful natural colours.

Regards Nathan

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 7:03 AM

A fine composition and using the sky as a background has worked particularly well.

Albert

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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 2246 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 7:13 AM

Great POV........

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 7:22 AM

belting comp ronnie wonderful colour and light brilliant detail a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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SUE118
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22 Aug 2012 - 7:34 AM

Lovely image Ronnie.

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mashwood10
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22 Aug 2012 - 8:00 AM

Great comp and colour Ronnie. Superb quality as one would expect !GrinGrin

Pam

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rontear
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22 Aug 2012 - 8:02 AM

Almost alien nation Ronnie. As per sey extraordinary detail and a bee as a bonus !!
Ron.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41033 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 8:22 AM

I normally only see them as seed heads. You've got a great shape in the frame for this one, Ronnie, the extra bits at the base of the flower (biology not my strong point Tongue) pointing to the corners. Lovely colour contrasts, and the bees knees to top it off.

Dave

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jdinne  11 England
22 Aug 2012 - 8:57 AM

Wonderfully composed Ronnie. The colour, detail and the contrast with the bg make one brilliant image.

John

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JOKEN  5 United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 8:57 AM

SIMPLY STUNNING.
ken

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Cliff1944
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22 Aug 2012 - 8:59 AM

The bee looks huge from this angle.
Cliff

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JohnChambersPhotography

Good macro low angle leading to a blue sky really makes it pop, good detail well captured

John

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Jat_Riski
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22 Aug 2012 - 9:57 AM

Great macro, Ronnie.

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Porthos  4 Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 9:58 AM

Great detail and contrasting colours Ronnie. Very nice....derek

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6228 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 10:34 AM

Stunning detail, textures, colours and POV, Ronnie. Razor sharp close-up capture.
Sylvia

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22 Aug 2012 - 11:10 AM

stunning image Ronnie

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danbrann
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22 Aug 2012 - 11:19 AM

A perfect frame filler Ronnie. Everything is spot on.

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TrevBatWCC
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22 Aug 2012 - 11:34 AM

I love teasels, and this is a super close-up, Ronnie, and you've got the added bonus of a bee too, perfectly positioned on the teasel Wink
Trev Smile

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digital_boi
22 Aug 2012 - 11:38 AM

Excellent detail Ronnie the wee bee adds scale to the plant head hmmm did you import that blue sky ?!

Nice work

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AnnChown
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22 Aug 2012 - 11:40 AM

Sharp as a teasel! Love the composition.
Ann

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22 Aug 2012 - 11:58 AM

This is lovely Ronnie!
Diane

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22 Aug 2012 - 1:05 PM

Dipsacus Fullonum sounds more like a cough remedy but I'll take your word for it a Teasel it is. Love the wee bee which confirms your caption too Ronnie.

Dougie

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22 Aug 2012 - 2:40 PM

The impact when viewed large is awesome!!
Joan.

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Gerryrys
Gerryrys  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 3:00 PM

Lovely capture Ronnie. I was looking at some of these yesterday but the weather was far to dull to achieve a splendid image like this.

Gerry

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22 Aug 2012 - 3:01 PM

whoah!!!!! awesome image.
and where were you with that bad back of yours ......Wink

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Billyray  670 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 3:02 PM

My Ronnie, another sunny day in Glasgow, whatever next. This is a cracking shot. The colour and detail are excellent. Large as our friends from the USA would say is 'AWESOME'.
Ray

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22 Aug 2012 - 3:20 PM

Good comp and detail there, Ronnie.

Ray

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22 Aug 2012 - 4:36 PM

Great close up Ronnie, and against the brightest of blue skies perfect
so sharp and all that detail
a great shot
Lillian

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22 Aug 2012 - 5:49 PM

VERY nice image Ronnie, well done.

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22 Aug 2012 - 5:55 PM

I love seeing the teasel flowering, Ronnie. Lovely detailed closeup of its intricacies and spiky bits.....poor bee, having to avoid all those spikes!

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22 Aug 2012 - 6:42 PM

Excellent capture Ronnie. A good pov
Jim

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22 Aug 2012 - 7:21 PM

Lovely shot !!!.....bet he's 'tip-toeing' through that lot !!!!

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carper123  280 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2012 - 8:34 PM

Superb inage Ronnie, top class.
Well done.
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PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
23 Aug 2012 - 5:30 PM

Superb shot Ronnie and very good DOF putting every part in sharp focus. Looks great against blue sky. paul

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24 Aug 2012 - 12:02 AM

A superb shot and excellent detail Ronnie..Lin

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24 Aug 2012 - 8:36 AM

Love the clarity and detail Ronnie.
Geoff

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24 Aug 2012 - 3:17 PM

This is an outanding capture. Beautiful image! IB

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27 Aug 2012 - 12:55 PM

A beautiful image of summer, such pin sharp detail and glorious colours. I saw a number of these growing wild at Crickley Hill last week and managed a couple of shots of them with bumblebees on, but nothing as good as this

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