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What I was photographing in the previous photo?

Fiordaliso ovoide (Leuzea conifera) - Compositae family.
Location: Monte Mao Spotorno (SV) Italy.
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Feb 20 2013 10:29 GMT Petermosull
this is a great nature image, is it a member of the artichoke family?
Feb 20 2013 11:02 GMT marioalbertina
No.
It is a wild flower of the Mediterranean flora. The shape is strange and looks like a pine cone or an artichoke but the content is fragile.
This flower blooms in the month of July in arid and stony place (Garrigue) and is protected from collection by a Ligurian law.
Feb 20 2013 11:23 GMT Petermosull
thanks for the info, the reason I asked was i posted one a while ago that looked very similar and I thought it might be from the same family:

http://www.fotothing.com/Petermosull/photo/5aa19f3bafc673a3a47f408e7cd2a7e4/
Feb 20 2013 12:46 GMT Foggydew
Lovely!
Feb 20 2013 12:54 GMT marioalbertina
For Petermosull,

The flower show on Link is the thistle - Asteraceae family.

http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carduus
Feb 20 2013 15:13 GMT wijnie58
Beautiful tropical flower..:-))
Feb 20 2013 15:43 GMT hans55 PRO
a very nice picture !!

FT1