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Blackthorn

By whatriveristhis
Thanks to all who voted for "pot," and I'm especially grateful to
Charlotte and pablophotographer for their UAs.

I know I don't usually do flowers, but the delicacy of this plant's small blossoms belies the sharpness of its thorns.
Also, the Irish Shillelagh is often made from Blackthorn... and of course you can make Sloe Gin from the berries.
There, I hope I've justified this peek at my feminine side.

Tags: Flowers and plants Wildlife and nature

Voters: Irishkate, Mollycat, gwynn56 and 24 more


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Comments


Irishkate Plus
6 38 102 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2014 12:40AM
Well you should let your feminine side out more often.
The whites are perfectly controlled.
Beautiful border also.
Hope you made some sloe gin!
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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Mollycat Plus
3 11 2 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2014 1:33AM
A closet side we've not seen Alan. Grin Peter
Nigeve1 Plus
3 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2014 6:45AM
Beautiful delicate blossoms resplendent in the backlighting, a reminder spring is on the way. I do like blackthorn for the relatively short lived blossom and Sloes in the Autumn, planted a mixed hedge with a lot of it three years ago, hopefully might get some blossom this year.
Nigel
ade123 Plus
4 272 1 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2014 6:59AM
A beautiful image love the colours and light
Ade
NDODS Plus
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2014 8:27AM
A very well composed, exposed, captured, processed and presented botanical image with great colour, detail and light Alan..

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
ErictheViking 4 124 102 Scotland
9 Feb 2014 9:08AM

Quote:Well you should let your feminine side out more often.
The whites are perfectly controlled.
Beautiful border also.
Hope you made some sloe gin!
Kate GrinGrinGrin



Think Kate's comment says it all for me. Blackthorn sounds like a perfect female plant, intoxicating, beautiful to look at and dangerous if you cross the line without an invitation Wink
9 Feb 2014 9:11AM
Nicely put, Eric GrinGrin
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 68 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2014 9:24AM
Delicate, delightful, delicious.
Just like me BlushBlushBlushBlushBlush
Regards
Bill
mrswoolybill Plus
10 990 1514 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2014 9:36AM
Plus fragrant of course...
Next thing you'll be owning up to wearing a thong.
Seriously this is gorgeous, composition and processing-wise. It has the fleeting intensity that dreams bring.
I will just mention one small area, I think the V shape between the bottom centre flower and the twig needs softening a bit. And that's not just down to calibration...
Moira
9 Feb 2014 10:03AM

Quote: I think the V shape between the bottom centre flower and the twig needs softening a bit. And that's not just down to calibration...


Damn. Missed that. Does look a bit rough. Am currently slapping my wrist.
Don't know what I'd do without you, Moira.......... relax, probably.


Quote:Next thing you'll be owning up to wearing a thong.


No, don't fancy that creeping feeling. Sorry to disappoint you though.
mrswoolybill Plus
10 990 1514 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2014 10:26AM
Imperfect beauty is always more interesting anyway... This gets my award, still the best flower shot I've seen in ages.
Relax...
Moira
9 Feb 2014 11:00AM

Quote:Relax...


for now.Wink
Nikonuser1 Plus
4 108 14 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2014 11:07AM
Bought a Shillelagh as a keep sake when I was in Ireland many moons ago Alan, Super imageSmile


Cliff
I was enjoying this delightful image and then I saw some comments, one from a lady which caught my eye.
I'm now trying to blank out the image of Alan and a thong.

The curse of good memory.

Dougie
marktc Plus
6 86 14 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2014 7:21PM
Very nice, love the Orton effect, perfectly done..
12 Feb 2014 12:33AM
Beautiful soft tone!
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
12 Feb 2014 4:06PM
Child of the 60s? flower power? Should do these more often, Alan, the presentation is sumptuous.

Dave
Potra 3 Venezuela
15 Feb 2014 6:48PM
Exquisitely delicate. It glows beautifully.
Your feminine side is very elegant.
M

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