Purple cardoon / artichoke thistle flower – close up side on 1

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A close up, side on shot of a single purple cardoon (Cynara cardunculus) also called the artichoke thistle flower. A bee is collecting nectar and is covered in pollen, busily working its way through the spikey violet petals. 4K locked tripod shot. (Ref. Flower 339)

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