Portraits of Wildflowers

Perspectives on Nature Photography

Texas thistle bud beginning to open

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One of the joys of the Texas thistle is an early glimpse of its tightly packed flowers when a bud begins to open.

© 2011 Steven Schwartzman

(For more information about the Texas thistle, including a clickable map showing where it grows, you can visit the USDA website.)

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  1. Nice detail


    July 2, 2011 at 7:05 PM

  2. Very interesting shot! I like it!


    July 2, 2011 at 8:10 PM

  3. Great shot, Steve. Nice colour and composition!

    Kieran Hamilton

    July 4, 2011 at 4:25 PM

  4. One could spend days and days with taking pictures of thistles each time of the year – this close-up is beautiful.


    July 5, 2011 at 7:17 AM

    • Glad you like the close-up. I’m fascinated with these thistles and plan to post a few more photographs of them in the days ahead. As recently as three mornings ago I took a series of pictures of backlit thistles. Before too much longer most will be gone until next year.

      Steve Schwartzman

      July 5, 2011 at 7:33 AM

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