May 28, 2009

heracleum in the sky

Cow parsnip is ubiquitous at the moment. I like its looks - but it is irritating to the skin (and looks very similar to the much more poisonous hemlock). Here it teamed up with a cloud for a sight that pleased my eye:




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20 comments:

Sanna said...

Different approach and angle, I like it! =) Nice photo for the sky watch.

Guy D said...

I love the angle of this shot, well done.

Have a great weekend.
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Kitty said...

I love the greenery in this shot, sort of a spider's eye view. A lot of insects seem to like cow parsley too, and I usually end up taking several dried stems+seedheads home with me in the autumn.

About the ants nest - I didn't sit in it! Just noticed a lot of swarming ants when I was photographing some flowers - and decided to beat a hasty retreat :)

Maria said...

A very nice shot, the angle is great!
Happy SWF!

VALKYRIEN said...

Flower an clouds with the same form! That is clever! Great perspective - and a real summershot!

Babooshka said...

The angle and idea fr the image is very creative and excuted perfectly.

2sweetnsaxy said...

It's a beautiful photo. I love the angle, as if they're reaching up to the sky.

Phoenix C. said...

Love the way the shapes are similar. This must be the familiar view of small creatures!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I think Cow Parsnip is a handsome plant. It doesn't grow as thickly here in Canada as it looks like it does in your photo. Neat!

Gennasus said...

Cow Parsley rarely gets a second look but it certainly comes across in a different light in this lovely shot.

Pacey said...

Wow, so beautiful and so lovely to see. What a nice way to show the clouds bim.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

I agree and they look good teams for this Skywatch Friday theme: the Sky! Bless you Bim!

Light and Voices said...

You certainly have a photographer's eye. It is an amazing image because you saw the cloud, and then shot the Cow Parsnip from a different angle. Great job!
Joyce

Ebie said...

This photo is very creative. Nice one!

Arija said...

Very beautiful foreground to an equally beautiful sky!

Dagrun said...

This pleased my eyes too! Lovely composition and colours!

Gunilla said...

What a beautiful photo, I love the angle,nice for the photo image.

Gunilla in Sweden

RuneE said...

I like shots taken that way. Down on the ground a flower as the foreground.

JPT said...

I didn't know it was called Cow Parsnip!

Ulrica said...

This is summer for me. I picked them when I was I little girl and put them under my pillow so I should dream sweet dreams:)