I took these images last August because of the vibrant colour and textures of the flower heads of the cardoon plant in my neighbour’s yard. It is a pretty outrageous purple, and very large.
These are also some of the first images I took with my then new to me macro lens, tests really, taken a week or two after this colourful series from my first outing with the lens. I had not figured out how to present them here, so they just sat on my hard drive. Today I realised that the problem was the colour, and have removed it. I am much more satisfied with these photographs like this.
Canon EOS 5D MkII, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM, ISO100, 1/400th to 1/640th