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Meadow thistle - one single flower

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Amsterdam, Netherlands

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the High Dike (de Hoge Dijk) – collection
Amsterdam-Abcoude, the Netherlands

The “High Dike” (de Hoge Dijk)
is a natural area in the South of Amsterdam SouthEast, adjacent to Abcoude .
There are large water parts and lots of reed lands and low bushes, and wooded area’s.
Just like the Reed Corner (Riethoek) it’s a very precious natural ecosystem close to the highly populated neighbourhoods of Amsterdam SouthEast.

This photo
Vegetation of reeds, grasses and herbs is very rich and varied in this area.
Meadow thistle (Wikipedia Lat. Cirsium dissectum – Dutch: Kale Jonker ) is on the Dutch Red List of plants – status rare and diminishing – it’s natural occurrence is NorthWest Europe.


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Because of the beauty shown in this picture:
SAFE and PROTECT our woods and natural places!

Support and active participation in nature organisations that preserve and maintain hay lands helps protect the natural diversity.


Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera and Tamron 70-300mm Tele-macro1:2 lens
1/250 ISO 200
and edited with soft light filter in Photoshop 7.0

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Grassland with Meados Thistle

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