Jul 12, 2009

monochrome thistle

For some reason I didn't find any black and white models for some weeks - until this thistle came along:



Happy Sunday and Monochrome Monday to everyone :)

21 comments:

Kitty said...

It's like a vortex at the centre! I always smile when I see thistles; they remind me of the story behind the scottish emblem which involves a hardened Viking sitting on one!

Babooshka said...

Don't think I have ever mono'ed a thistle. Works beautifully to bring out those textures.

~Just me again~ said...

It almost looks like one of the sea anenomies.Very nice shot!

Aileni said...

To prick the imagination.
I think of Fibonacci.

Vicki ~ FL said...

Nice monochrome!

Lilli & Nevada said...

What a beauty i think it looks better this way than it would in color

RuneE said...

I'm glad you found it - a new and interesting way to look at a thistle.

ellievellie said...

It is absolute art! The creator sure knew geometry!

Dina ... UK said...

Ouch.....:-)
Works well good shot....

Robin said...

It really draws your eye right down into its center, doesn't it. Marvelous.

Starnitesky said...

Great angle - works well in monochrome.

Carver said...

The thistle make a great black and white subject.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Interesting how the barbs stand out in monochrome.

Clueless in Boston said...

Very elegant.

Regina said...

Nice one. Looks good.

RuneE said...

Re comment: I simply don't remember!

jabblog said...

Superb photograph and stunning when enlarged. Flower structures are so complex and full of so many shapes and textures.

Daryl said...

Interesting shot ...super macro, tho personally I would have stepped back just a bit to see more of the shape

Liz said...

How well you have captured the thistle's tiny needles.

Julie said...

Very cool. I like the perfection of nature.

elk said...

nature such an artist and you with the camera ~what a pair!