Eryngium giganteum – Silver Ghost Thistle

Eryngium giganteum

It’s Monday morning again, and the start of a new week. I can’t believe we are on the 28th of November and it won’t be long before Christmas is here once again. Whilst walking around Great Comp Gardens, I came across this beautiful Eryngium giganteum, commonly known as the Silver Ghost Thistle.

Eryngium giganteum
A photograph of an Eryngium giganteum photographed at Great Comp Gardens, near Sevenoaks in Kent.

Camera Settings

Camera: Canon EOS 70D
Lens: Canon EF-S60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
F/Number: f/3.5
ISO: 100
Focal Distance: 60 mm

Shutter Speed: 1/400 sec
Photograph Date: 31.07.2022
Location: Great Comp Gardens
Photographer: Bren
Software: Adobe Lightroom Classic

And I thought this would be an ideal image for Cee’s Flower of the Day Photography Challenge and Becky’s Walking Squares Photography Challenge.


14 responses to “Eryngium giganteum – Silver Ghost Thistle”

  1. I love Thistles even though they are considered noxious here in Australia.

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    1. Oh, we have some species here that sting like crazy. What I like about this one it was planted within a flower bed. xx


      1. Ours don’t sting but have huge prickly leaves. Horses live them.

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        1. Oh, that is good, we had one in our garden years ago.. I only had to go near it before I came up in an itchy rash


  2. Amazing! Such pretty a pretty center surrounded by some very mean looking leaves. Wonderful photo!

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    1. Thank you very much xx


  3. This is such a gorgeous photo 😀

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  4. Fabulous shot, Bren!

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  5. Lovely detail on these thistles Bren!


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