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artichoke !

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 18 April 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

What happens when this happy thistle outlives the butter, the lemon, and the mayonnaise. It produces a beautiful bright purple flower!

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Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Wonderful! I love the purple, And your choice of DoF is perfect!

18 Apr 2009 5:44am

willow from Chelsea, United States

Never knew that! Lovely image. The little thread adds just the right touch.

18 Apr 2009 6:41am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

What a good idea! It`s very rare to see an artichoke in flower and you dit it beautifully. I like very much the composition, the selective focus and the light are splendid. Well done!

18 Apr 2009 7:15am

Chris from South Jersey, United States

what a pretty little flower - nice colors and DoF....

18 Apr 2009 11:25am

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

wow, never saw an artichoke plant before!!! and to view it in this fashion is extra special!! beautiful image.

18 Apr 2009 3:31pm

Anthony Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

Nice Dof,good close up !!

18 Apr 2009 4:24pm

DenisSm from Prague, Czech Republic

nice to see yu got sunny spring Stephen :-). nice one

18 Apr 2009 5:30pm

MontereyJohn from Salinas, California, United States

I didn't know that and Ilive 10 miles from Castroville! Cool!

18 Apr 2009 7:29pm

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, California, United States

Gorgeous light.

18 Apr 2009 7:47pm

Liang from San Francisco, United States

a perfect macro with great outdoor lighting. nicely presented stephen!

18 Apr 2009 8:02pm

Mariana from waterloo, Canada

Gorgeous macro. Lovely composition and beautiful light !

18 Apr 2009 9:05pm

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

really nice dof

18 Apr 2009 9:06pm

yz from Budapest, Hungary

definitely spring

18 Apr 2009 9:27pm

jeff (aka dogilicious) from Millerstown, PA, United States

I never knew that. Great image.

19 Apr 2009 2:46am

@jeff (aka dogilicious): ...well, there you go, Jeff.

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

So pretty...nicely done.

19 Apr 2009 3:05am

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

That is one of my favorite things to eat with some butter! Great shot!

19 Apr 2009 7:00am

@Scott Schilling: I hope you get yours before they flower...

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I had no idea the flowers are that lovely color. Great composition.

19 Apr 2009 8:00am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Wow...I had no idea! This is excellent!

19 Apr 2009 1:35pm

Lesley from Lincoln, United States

Superb shot.
And, btw, I take mine with mayo (Hellman's/Best Food's).

19 Apr 2009 11:26pm

grant from kansas city, United States

i had no idea. a very fine shot.

20 Apr 2009 2:26am

Karthik from Chennai, India

Hey! Thanks for the info. Never knew that they flowered. Great DOF!

20 Apr 2009 7:39am