Winter Teasel

Teasel is an intriguing photo subject to me. It has thorns, spiny things (sorry) and lots of curly cues.

At least the curly cues are there in the winter, but not in the summer. 

This is summer teasel....see no curly cues.  Sorry I don't know all the technical names of the plant parts. If someone out there does...please share. 

Below are winter teasel. 







 see all the curly cues, oooo and the thorns too. 

this one was bent over...you can see the thorns on the stem here too.

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Comments

TexWisGirl said…
tough but beautiful. :)
Cloudia said…
How VERY interesting!

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Tammie Lee said…
i guess they curl as they dry.
that are fascinating to look at.
janiceadcock said…
Here is a pretty good reverence for the parts
http://cronodon.com/NatureTech/Teasel.html
Great shots.
Paul said…
Nice macro pictures! Except for the thorns these would be great for dried flower arrangements.
Bob Bushell said…
Love the Teasels, brilliant photos.
Gemma Wiseman said…
What a fascinating plant design. Love the unusual earthy colour.
eileeninmd said…
Hello Felicia, the Teasels are neat plants. I like their look in the winter.. Very pretty images. Happy Monday!
So beautiful Felicia! :)
I love those too to take pictures of :))
Have a fine day
【ツ】Knipsa

Laura said…
beautiful in every season! thanks as always for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)
Revrunner said…
A very elegant plant.
PerthDailyPhoto said…
Close up and personal plants are amazingly complex and intriguing. Super sharp macros Felicia.
John's Island said…
Hi Felicia, I don't know what to call all those things but I sure like the pictures! :-) John
Frau Frieda said…
great pictures. love the autumn colours!
These shots are so beautiful :)
Breathtaking said…
They make pretty pictures, both in summer and in winter garb.
Your shots bring out the full beauty of nature!
Amalia
xo
Michelle said…
You photographed it beautifully!
Olá, Macro perfeitas com excelente nitidez e cor, nota-se bem os espinhos da flor.
AG
Juliana said…
дивовижні зміни в природі... усе має початок і кінець, але у кожному моменті можна знайти щось прекрасне!

xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :)
Jutta.K said…
Great shost,beautiful objects. I'm thrilled!
This is my macro contribution :
filigree
Greetings from germany
Rose said…
I think it is beautiful...winter or summer.
Fabulous shapes and textures, no matter what the curly cues are called! Wonderful teasel shots Felicia.
Primitive Stars said…
Hi Felicia, such great color and texture pictures, love them.Blessings Francine.
CountryMum said…
Your photography is stunning. Love these macro photos.
Gail Dixon said…
Winter teasel is so pretty! Your photographs of them are delightful. Those thorns look pretty nasty though!
Brian King said…
Those are beautiful!
Debby Ray said…
I love these things and have several in my macro collection...beautiful pics!
Gunilla Bäck said…
They're wonderful! I love the shape.
Hannah said…
Such complex seed pods, good subjects. They remind me of pineapples. They would look good in a dried arrangement.
Imagebloke said…
Great pictures. I don't see many teasels down here unfortunately
Helma said…
Beautiful macros overblown teasels!