Thistle Seeds

Took a walk around some fields today and noticed that the thistles have begun forming seeds. I love the fluffiness of the thistledowns, so I began looking for a single plant against a plain background. I didn’t find one, but I found something better — a large puddle of water with lots of thistledowns swimming on the surface. It was about an hour before sunset, so the light had already begun to turn golden. But since the puddle was half in the shadow, there was no time to walk back to the car and get the tripod. So I just took about 20 shots, hoping for a nice sharp one.

Here is one of three that were well composed and well focused.

Thistle Seeds

The EF 70-200/4 L never stops to amaze me! Wonder how good the IS version is and if it really allows 3-4 stops longer shutter speeds.

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