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Down but not Defeated /Vers le bas mais pas Vaincu

Posted by
Michael Skorulski (Toronto, Canada) on 10 February 2018 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Milk Thistle in Winter

PENTAX Optio A30 1/400 second F/3.4 ISO 64 55 mm (35mm equiv.)

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

This is the way for us to be a wake-up, "talventörröttäjä". Means a plant that provides food for birds and other seed eaters crashes in the spring when new plants come.

10 Feb 2018 6:05am

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Just superb

10 Feb 2018 7:25am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Superbe composition et cadrage, j'adore ce genre de photo! Bravo!

10 Feb 2018 8:35am

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

it resists against the winter ! well framed, excellent dof !

10 Feb 2018 8:39am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Excellent artwork !
Five stars*****

10 Feb 2018 9:15am

@Hiro: Many thanks for the encouragement, Hiro.

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Love that caption !

10 Feb 2018 9:23am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


10 Feb 2018 9:41am

Devi from Chennai, India

wonderful capture.. My hands are itching to groom this faded flower !!!

10 Feb 2018 9:59am

@Devi: Thanks, Devi. I enjoyed your comment.

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful composition and presentation

10 Feb 2018 10:22am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Beauty in death and a promise of new life just around the corner. Lovely capture and treatment

10 Feb 2018 10:47am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

C'est superbe !!

10 Feb 2018 10:54am

Amadeus from Berlin, Germany

absolutely very finest

10 Feb 2018 12:43pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Merveilleux. )

10 Feb 2018 12:47pm

Don from Spokane, United States

Dried, but still very beautiful. A fine closd up of the former flower.

10 Feb 2018 1:36pm

mac from san sebastian, Spain


10 Feb 2018 1:51pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I like the way you composed this. The contrast of the flower and the snow is amazing.

10 Feb 2018 2:28pm

Sam from Chennai, India

A fine capture of this dried flower and a great title. Superb. :)

10 Feb 2018 2:30pm

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

Stunning winter image with the nice title. Details are beautiful.

10 Feb 2018 2:50pm

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Very striking capture of this dried and charming flower!

10 Feb 2018 3:04pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel chardon sec et vue quel finesse superbe présentation

10 Feb 2018 4:16pm

sherri from Arkansas, United States

oh, wow, that is a work of art

it deserves to be hanging on a wall

10 Feb 2018 4:24pm

Claudiel from belgium, Belgium

On dirait une peinture, mais de toute beauté

10 Feb 2018 4:38pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

Love this.

10 Feb 2018 4:57pm

Lewis from Harns, Netherlands

Tough flowers !! Well depicted

10 Feb 2018 6:14pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

A beautiful photo presentation in a fine frame.

10 Feb 2018 6:19pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful image of this shaggy plant. It seems to be bundled up against the cold.

10 Feb 2018 7:47pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

An elegant and VERY effective proof of winter's special beauty.

10 Feb 2018 9:38pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Not in it's prime, but still has beauty.

10 Feb 2018 9:52pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Awesome this sunflower dead cold. Pure poetry! 5*****

10 Feb 2018 10:18pm

Jean-Luc.M from Nancy et ailleurs, France

Très graphique et poétique photo !

10 Feb 2018 10:35pm

Denny Jump from Bellevue, WA, United States

This is gorgeous, Michael!

10 Feb 2018 10:36pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A gorgeous image. The color and detail is just superb. A very artistic composition. 5*

10 Feb 2018 10:40pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is beautifully shot.

11 Feb 2018 12:44am

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Good capture.

11 Feb 2018 1:55am

Chetan from Gurgaon, India

Beautiful shot

11 Feb 2018 1:19pm

k@ from Paris, France

Very touching and love its attitude ;)

12 Feb 2018 8:08pm

PENTAX Optio A30
1/400 second
ISO 64
55 mm (35mm equiv.)