Friends

Wood-Stork

Friends – Mullet Lake Park – April 2015

“I destroy my enemies when I make them friends” – Abraham Lincoln

Experimenting with higher ISO. This was very early yesterday morning – ISO 1600. It helps, picture is still a bit dark overall but  clearer than usual. Later in the morning I was able to handhold and make some pretty sharp pictures.

Quote found at http://www.searchquotes.com/search/Nature_Friends/2/.

Thistle

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Nuttall’s Thistle – Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge – March 2015

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Thistle – Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge – March 2015

“All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.” Abraham Lincoln

Beautiful plant, 4 to 7 feet high, the flowers are 3 to 4 inches across. As you can see by the thorns, it has an excellent defense system.

Quote found at http://thinkexist.com/quotes/with/keyword/thistle/