Thistle is the common name of a group of flowering plants characterised by leaves with sharp prickles on the margins, mostly in the family Asteraceae. Prickles occur all over the plant – on the stem and flat parts of leaves. They are an adaptation that protects the plant from being eaten by herbivores.
This is a kind of mushroom which I saw growing on a wood log. I was so impressed with the design of this. The left side depicted the fingers of a human hand. I took the picture with a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX10 point and shoot camera and the red color is attained by covering the flash with the finger tip.Macro 10.06.2014