Flower Photo Competition 2 2012 : Entry Number 82

Judges Comment

Amazing contrast and sharpness in this image. Wonderful execution. Nice touch, that there is a little flower growing from this cactus, which slightly breaks the symmetry of the composition. Beautiful!

Photographers Comment

Thank you! This photo is of a thistle I let grow in my garden in Hertfordshire. Leaving for work very early one summer morning I noticed the first flower opening and this unusual and seldom seen moment I shot with my Canon 500d and 55-250mm zoom lens and at f9 probably.