A riot of spikes.  This is taken looking down on a young teasel. The overall colour is a centre of bright green fading through yellow to white, covered in a mass of red edged spikes.


DescriptionStrictly this isn't quite a flower, it is a flower cluster head. This is a teasel before the flowers themselves have opened so this is the structure of the seed head before there are even buds visible. The actual flowers when they appear are a mid pink, by which time the seed head has settled to a uniform green tone and these wonderful colours have faded.
ArtistRob Daykin
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Lens ModelOLYMPUS M.60mm F2.8 Macro
Focal Length60.0 mm
F Number11.0
Shutter Speed1/250