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Hit EXPLORE on Wednesday, August 20, 2008 at position # 291.


Hit EXPLORE on Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at position # 74.


This photo was made for Bokeh Thursday, the challenge was "NATURE."


Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense) is an invader from Eurasia, found in the northern U.S. and southern Canada. Canada thistle is present is every county in Idaho. It is one of Idaho's most widespread and damaging noxious weeds. It is a perennial with purple flowers.


The challenge was to get outside and photograph nature. I looked for something pretty to photograph, something green (evergreens) and alive. Everything I shot looked boring, the same thing I had taken many times before so I got down on the ground and started shooting dead weeds and grass. When I took them off the camera I was amazed at the thistle in particular, it looked almost like an alien.

The plant Cirsium arvense belongs to the family of the Asteraceae.


on Creeping thistle (Cirsium arvense)

Mersey Vale Nature Park, Stockport

Taken at Gosport Wildgrounds Nature Reserve.

Called "creeping" because it's roots creep quickly in the ground forming large clumps. An Invasive weed hard to get rid of.

The butterfly is the European Peacock (Inachis io) of the Lepidoptera (Nymphalidae). It is the butterfly of the year 2009 in Germany.

Sauterelle Verte - Tettigonia viridissima

What keeps us from happiness, is our inability to fully inhabit the present.

Hit EXPLORE on Thursday, November 6, 2008 at position # 81.


A close up of the very furry Buff-Tailed Bumble bee (Bombus terrestris) looking for pollen on the head of what I think is a Creeping Thistle (Cirsium arvense). Seen near Carr Mill Dam, St Helens and taken using a +4 macro filter on my 18-270 zoom lens. Sony SLT A65.


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Even what is commonly called a 'weed' has a certain beauty.

Sauterelle Verte - Tettigonia viridissima

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Creeping Thistle, there are so many thistles that you tend to walk past them, but it's always worth stopping for a close look

Pelto-ohdake (Cirsium arvense) shot in quite red sunrise. Next weekend I shall take part in a bear safari in East-Finland, just close to the Russian border where there are lot of wild bears. See if I come back with photos or torn by beasts.

Cardo cundidor o carolina es una planta erecta y vivaz y espinescente (con espinas) que florece (color púrpura) de mayo a octubre en campos de labranza, pastos, tierras baldías, bordes de caminos y claros de bosques de toda Europa, formando poblaciones compactas (en eso se diferencia de otros cardos). El cardo cundidor posee raíces que generan nuevas plantas. Paradójicamente el arado es su mejor aliado. Es muy difícil de erradicar y presenta actitudes invasoras. Es bueno cortarlo con lluvia para que ésta penetre por su tallo y lo pudra.


Москва. Лес в Теплом Стане. Moscow. Forest in Teply Stan.

There are 3 types of Cirsium that are common around my house. The other two are shown below.

Common honey bee on creeping thistle (Cirsium arvense) floral host. These thistles seem to attract lots of honey bees, but few, if any, bumble bees. Perhaps there are so many honey bees the bumble bees can't get in to work. All the same, it's great practice for a fledgling photographer because the honey bees are less timid, and move about less. The approach methods, however, are similar.


My crude trial-and-error method is beginning with the lens a moderate distance (~1 meter) from the bees' activity. After clicking off a few images, split the initial distance from the subject and snap a few more, then proceed inward to that ideal minimum distance.


I've tried walking right up and barging in for close shots, and the bees fly off to other flora. With the gradual reduction method, they seem to develop gradual comfort and trust so I can move that lens about with no regard from them.


Not sure how the pros do it, but it was fun developing something reliable for bees.

Good morning and I hope you had a nice weekend. For this first day of the week I thought I would post a few pics of Orange Sulphurs (Colias eurytheme) feeding on Creeping Thistle (Cirsium arvense) at "the pond across the street". Not the best butterfly shots from yours truly since as with the American Lady butterlfly pics I posted two Mondays ago I had to deal with the Poison Sumac again. Although I will admit the Orange Sulphurs here were a bit more co-operative.


And while most of my time recently has been spent persuing and photographing dragonflies/damselflies, I'm going to begin visiting my favorite fields this week for the first time this season in search of butterflies in their natural habitat, which will accomplish two things. One, give me a chance to hone my skills with my new camera on butterfly shots and secondly, give the dragonflies a break from being chased around the pond by yours truly.


Thank you for stopping by...and I hope you have a great Monday and week.




ISO200, aperture f/6.7, exposure .002 seconds (1/500) focal length 300mm


Alypia octomaculata — Hodges#9314


Another lifer.

summer generation, nectaring on Cirsium arvense

Infruttescenze cotonose di Cirsium arvense


1.Cirsium arvense - Acker Kratzdistel

2.Aporia crataegi - Baum Weißling

3. Coccinellidae - Marienkäfer

summer generation, nectaring on Cirsium arvense

Fruchtstand der Ackerdistel. Die Früchte sind Schirmchenflieger mit einer Sinkgeschwindigkeit von nur 26 cm/Sekunde. Daher werden bei Aufwind Flugweiten über 10 km möglich.

Infructescence of the creeping thistle (Cirsium arvense). The fruits with a feathery pappus fly with a sink rate of only 26 cm / second. For this reason, it is possible to travel over 10 km on upwind flights.

You see the seeds of the "Cirsium arvense" · Acker-Kratzdistel.

They are all together ripe and ready to start.

I like to see, when the tiny parachutes hover above "my thistle field".

I whish them a good flight and a generative landing.

summer generation, nectaring on Cirsium arvense

24 May 2017.

Buckingham Springs, Bucks Co, PA.

Found on Cirsium arvense.

American Goldfinch male feeding on seeds of Canada Thistle

(Cirsium arvense) beautiful and thorny thistle in the field

Toulouse Ponts Jumeaux, 11 juin 2011, sur Chardon des champs, Cirsium arvense

The plant is Cirsium arvense and belongs to the Asteraceae and the butterfly (Large White) is Pieris brassicae and belongs to the family of the Pieridae. Großer Kohlweißling


Acker-Kratzdistel, Cirsium arvense

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