Common Teasel.....(Dipsacus fullonum)  by Magee

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Common Teasel.....(Dipsacus fullonum) by 

Finally home from two wonderful weeks touring Tasmania. Of all the shots I managed to take, in all sorts of challenging weather conditions, this one I have to admit, thrills me the most. I do tend to lean towards the peculiar. I found it in the gardens of Port Arthur, in the south of the island. Had to google to find out what on earth it was, never having seen one before. Hope you like it too. :-))


blur, gold, port arthur gardens, spikey, tasmania, teasel


  • DragonflyDancer
    DragonflyDancerover 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture, Magee! Wonderful light, sharp details and great dof!

  • Hello again to you Sabrina, and thank you! It was such a blustery old day, and yet I somehow managed to scrore this gem. The Gods must have been well and truly smiling on me! lol! :-))

    – Magee

  • geoff curtis
    geoff curtisover 4 years ago

    Great capture Magee.

  • Hi Geoff! Good to see you again too my friend. Thank you so much for your continued support. It means the world to me. :-))

    – Magee

  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrariover 4 years ago

    Wow, Magee’s back!! Yay!! (vicki bounces around room,hits wall and hurts herself and then comes back to write more!!) And you have been creating some more spectacular work there too Miss Magee!!!! The clarity here is amazing!! :))) Great to see you back!! How were your hols??

  • Oh Gawd!! She’s on the red cordial again, I can tell! LOL!
    Hi ya Vicki! Good to see you again too my darlin’ friend! It was wonderful! Rushed, but good! Could have done with another 2 weeks to spend more time on the west coast. Rocked up to perfect late afternoon conditions, but the next day was so windy, I had to scrounge around for bricks to strap to my feet to ensure I wasn’t South America bound! :-/

    – Magee

  • jell
    jellover 4 years ago

    Welcome home Magee if this was your only shot IT’S GREAT

  • lolol! Fortunately the weather wasn’t THAT bad John, but I’m so glad you like it my friend! I just love the unusual, and I wasn’t about to leave until I gave this one my best. Hand held Canon 450, between wind gusts, with both of my feet well and truly anchored to the spot. lolol! xx

    – Magee

  • Phil Threlfall
    Phil Threlfallover 4 years ago

    Much beauty

  • Hey Phil! Thanks my friend! Gosh! With the two big ones off shore, you’ll be in your element this week. I do hope the salt spray doesn’t give you too much grief. Keep your lens cleaning cloth pinned to your shirt, otherwise you’ll be off to Perth to retrieve the jolly thing! lolol!

    – Magee

  • Kim  Calvert
    Kim Calvertover 4 years ago

    You have done this wonderfully, beautiful detail the little thorns on the stem

  • Oh Kim!!! If you new how many times I thought of you during my travells around Tassie!! The wonderfully, delicious textures on some of the convict buildings, would’ve have you frothing at the mouth. I was in seventh heaven with the flora, and the textures, which was such a pleasant suprise, because I thought it would be scenery that I was going to shoot, and I’m far from good at that! Stay tuned hun! ;-))

    – Magee

  • Robert Elliott
    Robert Elliottover 4 years ago

    stunning image, beauty in its simplicity

  • How’re doin’ Robert! Good of you to visit my friend, and thank you for your kind words. Much appreciated as always!! :-))

    – Magee

  • annemarieL
    annemarieLover 4 years ago

    Wonderful detail – love the simplicity of this capture, Rob. :) xx

  • Hey hun! Trust all’s going well for you both! xx
    Nearly fell over myself to get to this one Anne-Marie. This and another really unusual flower head on a 6 foot high thin stick, but the shots were’nt clear on the latter, so I have a lot of work to do with those. Such a different range of flora in Tassie. I was like a kid in a candy store. xxx

    – Magee

  • TheWalkerTouch
    TheWalkerTouchover 4 years ago

    These grow wild over here Robyn. They are fabulously architectural and are just as great looking when dead, like yours, as they are alive and flowering.This was a scan I did of one a couple of years ago but it is just not good enough to spend the time doing all the retouching. Nice from a distance but the scanner couldn’t get enough of it sharp.

    If you want to see a great collection of images of Teasels in closer detail you can go to the work of Brian Johnson on:
    I don’t think most people notice them when everything else around is green, but when other things have died back, these are left standing towering into the clear blue sky. Fabulous looking things but those thorns are for real!

  • I had no idea they were over there too Walks, but why am I suprised, when my very first sighting of them was where some of your naughties exports were housed! Seems at least one of them arrived with a pocked full of seeds! lolol! Love your scanned shot too my friend. I’d be attacking that one with gusto. It’s a beauty!!!!
    Good to see you again Walks! Thank you for such an interesting read. I’m so glad you took the time to post Brian’s link too. Some wonderful shots there for sure. A totally different look when in bloom. xx

    – Magee

  • naturelover
    natureloverover 4 years ago

    So love this Robyn, the splendid simplicity of it is perfect!!

  • Aww! Thanks Pauline! It truly tickles my fancy, but truth be know, had I thought to stop and feel it, it would have more than tickled my fancy I’m sure. lolol! xxxx

    – Magee

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