Neat to stop and 'smell the prickles' once and awhile.
Macros are fun...when they turn out!
Impressive that you know its fancy botanical name;)! SOOOOOOOO PRIDDY!
Gee, Leif, I always thought those were Purplus Thingus.
Nice close up. I think I know that bee!
I love it when you get that 'little bit extra' when you do a floral macro, great shot Leif.
Nice shot of the bull thistle, Leif! Bees truly do love them but I suspect they have never stepped on their thorns in bare feet. :)
Mais quel est le nom de l'insecte ???
Thank You for the comment on my Macro Monday - you can do it too I see.Regards from Marianne Sa.
Jättefin bild, härlig färg på blomman!Ha en bra dag :)
This is a nice capture !
Beautiful capture and I like the bonus too the insect, just on the right time. ^_^Pitcher Plant
I like it!
Thanks for coming by my blog. Great shot of the "purple prickle" -- even weeds can be pretty! Have a great week. Mickie :)
Very pretty purple color. Happy MM.
Doesn't look prickly at all but more like a soft cheerleader's pom pom! :)Thanks for your visit and lovely comment. Made my day! Carletta's Captures
Beautiful! Great macro, Leif.
thanks, i like it!
simply beautifully captured shot...lovely!
Great macro shot! Reminds me to use my "macro baby" next time I go for photowalk.
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