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Ragwort

Posted by
grouser (Ludlow, United Kingdom) on 10 September 2019 in Plant & Nature.

More Scary Than silly as I have said before, every bit of this plant is poisonous and toxic enough that it can be absorbed through the skin causing liver damage. No problem for the black and yellow caterpillar though that SToreS The toxins as an effective deterrent to predators. It metamorphoses into a pretty black and red Cinnabar moth. Seemingly no problem either for the hover fly which has done a noSe dive on To a flower :)

Canon EOS 1000D 1/500 second F/5.6 ISO 125 49 mm

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Very delightful for a simple ST. This picture is really good.

10 Sep 2019 5:30am

Bill from Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Love the colours

10 Sep 2019 9:05am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Scary Tuesday ? Anyway, I'm safe because I'm just watching the beautiful picture.

10 Sep 2019 9:40am

@Hiro: juST don't touch it :)

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

Might look good but bad to have around. Nice capture of the insects who seem to like it.

10 Sep 2019 10:58am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Splendid composition with beautiful colors and a nice DoF! Thank you for the intereSTing information.

10 Sep 2019 12:02pm

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Une très belle lumière ! J'aime beaucoup !

10 Sep 2019 12:41pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I agree perhaps more scary than silly. But beautiful light and life in this image.

10 Sep 2019 2:09pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Fantastique insectes jaunes et noir dans ce fleur jaune ls se fondent superbe
amitié

10 Sep 2019 2:20pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bien ce jaune et vert

10 Sep 2019 6:21pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

A wonderful close up image. It is sad because it is a very pretty flower but very dangerous. It is pretty scary.

11 Sep 2019 1:15am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

colorful slice of nature

11 Sep 2019 2:19am

Canon EOS 1000D
1/500 second
F/5.6
ISO 125
49 mm

ludlow
shropshire
uk
ragwort