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"Dipsacus Fullonum"

By RonnieAG
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.


Tags: Bee Insect Flowers and plants Teasel Dipsacus fullonum Blue sky bandg

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exposure Plus
14 5.9k England
22 Aug 2012 12:09AM
Beautiful light & detail in the teasel & Bee Ronnie...

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annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
22 Aug 2012 12:14AM
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.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 12:23AM
The bee is so sharp and the poor teasel is being demolished.
I find teasels great for silhouettes to add textures to.
22 Aug 2012 12:23AM
Super composition Ronnie, excellent detail,
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
22 Aug 2012 12:35AM
Super detail here Ronnie.
And they do grow tall don't they !!
Great shot.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
22 Aug 2012 12:50AM
Pin sharp and beautiful against the blue sky Ronnie, the visitor is very sharp also, excellent capture!


gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
22 Aug 2012 12:59AM
Pin sharp well detailed and great colour and POV all combine perfectly for a great image. - gary
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
22 Aug 2012 1:44AM
Makes a striking image with those superb colours and fine details.

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
22 Aug 2012 2:07AM
Perfect---both the bee and the teasel! Love the (Absence of) sky
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
22 Aug 2012 5:31AM
A lovely capture, Ronnie, great pov. Carol
zapar40 8 66 5 Wales
22 Aug 2012 6:28AM
i like the grand scale of the teasel compared to the bee, nicely done.
Ray42 10 3 England
22 Aug 2012 6:31AM
Like the pov here Ronnie putting the teasel and bee up against that lovely blue sky - great shot
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 6:50AM
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
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
22 Aug 2012 7:03AM
A fine composition and using the sky as a background has worked particularly well.

NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
22 Aug 2012 7:13AM
Great POV........
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 7:22AM
belting comp ronnie wonderful colour and light brilliant detail a cracker nice one Wink
SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 7:34AM
Lovely image Ronnie.
Great comp and colour Ronnie. Superb quality as one would expect !GrinGrin

rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
22 Aug 2012 8:02AM
Almost alien nation Ronnie. As per sey extraordinary detail and a bee as a bonus !!
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
22 Aug 2012 8:22AM
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.

jdinne 15 16 England
22 Aug 2012 8:57AM
Wonderfully composed Ronnie. The colour, detail and the contrast with the bg make one brilliant image.

JOKEN 9 3 10 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 8:57AM
22 Aug 2012 8:59AM
The bee looks huge from this angle.
Good macro low angle leading to a blue sky really makes it pop, good detail well captured

Jat_Riski 9 89 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 9:57AM
Great macro, Ronnie.
Porthos Plus
8 40 1 Northern Ireland
22 Aug 2012 9:58AM
Great detail and contrasting colours Ronnie. Very nice....derek
teocali Plus
10 441 18 England
22 Aug 2012 10:34AM
Stunning detail, textures, colours and POV, Ronnie. Razor sharp close-up capture.
luckybry 8 3 Scotland
22 Aug 2012 11:10AM
stunning image Ronnie
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
22 Aug 2012 11:19AM
A perfect frame filler Ronnie. Everything is spot on.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
22 Aug 2012 11:34AM
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
22 Aug 2012 11:38AM
Excellent detail Ronnie the wee bee adds scale to the plant head hmmm did you import that blue sky ?!

Nice work

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 11:40AM
Sharp as a teasel! Love the composition.
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 11:58AM
This is lovely Ronnie!
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.

9 10 10 England
22 Aug 2012 2:40PM
The impact when viewed large is awesome!!
Gerryrys 6 1 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 3:00PM
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.

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 3:01PM
whoah!!!!! awesome image.
and where were you with that bad back of yours ......Wink
Billyray 10 70 3 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 3:02PM
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'.
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 3:20PM
Good comp and detail there, Ronnie.

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 4:36PM
Great close up Ronnie, and against the brightest of blue skies perfect
so sharp and all that detail
a great shot
22 Aug 2012 5:49PM
VERY nice image Ronnie, well done.

John Smile
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2023 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 5:55PM
I love seeing the teasel flowering, Ronnie. Lovely detailed closeup of its intricacies and spiky bits.....poor bee, having to avoid all those spikes!
22 Aug 2012 6:42PM
Excellent capture Ronnie. A good pov
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 7:21PM
Lovely shot !!! he's 'tip-toeing' through that lot !!!!
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2012 8:34PM
Superb inage Ronnie, top class.
Well done.
PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2012 5:30PM
Superb shot Ronnie and very good DOF putting every part in sharp focus. Looks great against blue sky. paul
24 Aug 2012 12:02AM
A superb shot and excellent detail Ronnie..Lin
geffers7 Plus
7 51 1 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2012 8:36AM
Love the clarity and detail Ronnie.
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2012 3:17PM
This is an outanding capture. Beautiful image! IB
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
27 Aug 2012 12:55PM
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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