The image is filled by burdock heads.  2 fill the background, as mid green spiky balls, out of focus while the foreground has the top of 2 further heads.  Both showing purplish florets amongst the hooked spikes.  Atop the main head in the centre of the image is a small brown fly with bright green eyes, black striped transparent wings and an upward pointing black abdomen.

Prickly Position

DescriptionSometimes it just isn't easy to get where you want to be. Burdocks in flower, and showing the hooks which will allow the seeds to grab onto passers by later in the year. The insect photobombing is probably a brown lacewing, but I'm not 100% sure. Again insects often appear when I'm shooting flowers up close and personal. In this case I was concentrating on the juxtaposition of the heads in and out of focus when this guy dropped in and I quickly recomposed and shot before they moved on to a less precarious perch.
ArtistRob Daykin
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Lens ModelOLYMPUS M.60mm F2.8 Macro
Focal Length60.0 mm
F Number8.0
Shutter Speed1/640