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By Miles Herbert    
Some sort of thistly plant growing in the car park, if anyone could tell me what it is called I would be grateful!
Taken as part of a test of Kodak HD film.

Tags: Flowers and plants

Voters: margram, martinmc, niamh and 10 more

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brian1208 17 11.8k 12 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2003 10:17PM
Nice shot of an Echinops. I've hacked mine down because they grew to over 6 foot high and dominated my little garden!

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grahammul 17 120 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2003 11:50PM
Good clear shot.
MikaMatin 17 18
7 Jul 2003 2:14AM
Fantastic shot!
Miles Herbert 17 1.9k 4 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2003 6:50AM
Echinops...thank you!
coelacanth 18 53 1 Wales
8 Jul 2003 7:48PM
I think you are all wrong, and my wife (the botanist/horticulturalist says it is an Allium i.e onion family. Ornamental ones available at your garden centre. Echinops is much more thistle-like, unlike this with a ball-shaped inflorescence. Next time you see areal thistle look closer (and you do not have to go to Scotland to see them!)
brian1208 17 11.8k 12 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2003 8:46PM
I'm the culprit - but in my defence I will enter my own Echinops picture (out of focus and from my own garden, before chopping)- you will see a marked resemblance. Far be it for me to argue with an expert - but all my alliums are more purple than blue. Anyway, we can all agree that it is a jolly good photo. :}}
patri 16 3 Italy
11 Dec 2003 10:53PM
And what about this? Astonishing colours in a geometry of small flowers. Well done!
niamh 16 34 United Kingdom
27 May 2004 9:36PM
fabulous shot miles. i really enjoy looking through your portfolio.
clarkycat 16 89
1 Jun 2004 11:04PM
This is gorgeous. Sorry for not seeing it sooner.

janehewitt 17 215 1 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2004 6:00PM
Looked through your portfolio and you have some wonderful shots but I just love this one (whatever it's called)Jane
annaliese 15 421 1 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2004 9:28PM
wow this reminds me of a hundred little candles joined together. beautiful!

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pinkpixel 15 53
18 Dec 2004 3:14PM
Now this is good.
juliem 15 613
9 Mar 2005 12:07PM
Having joined in a topic on the forum this led me to your portfolio so apologies for the late comment on this,I too think it's an allium as opposed to an Echinops but putting that aside the DOF and sharpness here are to be envied.

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