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12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Thistles at the Napa/Sonoma Marsh Wildlife Area

Through a thick matrix of shrubbery and thistles, I wanted to single out a specific plant and imbue it with a more dramatic and honorific quality. This was ultimately done by creating a simple composition that played on our species' aesthetic affection for groups of three.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2012
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Napa, California, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II
Copyright: © Andrew Lincoln