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Taken in my garden on August 10th during a sunny spell. Those Globe Thistle were a real attraction to many insects.

“Echinops is a genus of about 120 species of thistles in the daisy family Asteraceae, commonly known as globe thistles. They are native to Europe east to central Asia and south to the mountains of tropical Africa.” (Wikipedia)

I’m so pleased you liked the handsome butterfly of my last up-load before the week-end. Thank you.

Hoping you’ll like this photo. Have a nice day,


f16 1/60sec natural morning light cropped in Photofiltre

Tags: Garden Insect Gloucestershire Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Horse fly Globe thistle Echinops Wildlife and nature Asteraceae

Voters: helenlinda, KevSB, TelStar and 43 more

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helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2008 9:48AM
Lovely detail here.What a beautiful blue too. I love the "repeated" insect and flower in the b/g too

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
22 Sep 2008 10:13AM
This is superb, Jean-Noel, excellent dof and detail. Carol
22 Sep 2008 10:16AM
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
22 Sep 2008 10:26AM
A lovely close up

photophantom 10 108 3 Philippines
22 Sep 2008 10:51AM
gorgeous close up JNC
TyChee 13 275 1 United States
22 Sep 2008 11:48AM
Excellent detail.
derekv 10 3 England
22 Sep 2008 11:56AM
Superb close-up, J-N, excellent detail.
dianah 11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2008 12:02PM
Excellent macro Jean..I like the subdued light, it works really well.
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
22 Sep 2008 12:49PM
The light is just right
cheesey 12 2 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2008 12:54PM
Lovely colours and detail.
GalleryGirl 10 4 2 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2008 2:39PM
Excellent close-up. Love the colours and outstanding detail.

Marilyn x
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
22 Sep 2008 2:39PM
Bee and flower are in sharp focus, good choices, dof is excellent!
Mikelane 10 1 Wales
22 Sep 2008 3:22PM
Excellent close up good detail well captured
Bob_V 10 1 2 United States
22 Sep 2008 3:25PM
What a marvelous close-up, great detail and clarity.
norton 14 6 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2008 7:38PM
Lovely colour and detail JNC,well captured...............

DolphinLady 12 54 1 Wales
22 Sep 2008 8:33PM
Beautiful colours to the flower & fantastic detail to the insect.....A wonderful compositin.
Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
22 Sep 2008 8:55PM
Handsome Globe Thistle and a fine Fly .
BURNSIE 9 25 4 England
22 Sep 2008 10:46PM
Super close up image, well captured, great colours. Burnsie
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
23 Sep 2008 1:10AM
This is indeed a beautiful image Jean-Noël. The detail of both flower and bee are very good, and the focus is superb.
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2008 9:05AM
Very beautiful capture, nice close up of the flower as well as of the bee.
Brilane 11 5 12 Wales
24 Sep 2008 1:49AM
Superb definition.

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