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Milkweed Seed Pod (Asclepias syriaca)

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 5 November 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Pod has opened in mid-Autumn to reveal all of its milkweed seeds that are ready to be carried into the wind.

Photo captured October 29, 2010.

SONY DSLR-A300 1/8 second F/5.6 ISO 400 40 mm

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Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

A really very good image, top marks

5 Nov 2010 6:27am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Ohhh... this is absolutely beautiful. The tones are fantastic and the details are really interesting. Well done Steven :)

5 Nov 2010 9:10am

tataray from france, France

Wow ... Excellent cliché.
J'adore les couleurs ...

5 Nov 2010 9:40am

Tillymea from Stockholm, Sweden

Love it amazing photo:))))))))

5 Nov 2010 9:52am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful light and texture.. I can almost feel it :)>

5 Nov 2010 11:08am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

wonderful detail . excellent closeup , light and tones.

5 Nov 2010 1:06pm

mimicy from Bordeaux, France

Excellent presentation of these achenes .... beautiful color ... beautiful light ... bravo

5 Nov 2010 4:01pm

MissT from Chicagoland, United States

I love the warm lighting! (It's always too breezy when I try to shoot these...) Well done!

5 Nov 2010 4:32pm

Sunder from Chennai, India

Fantastic shot! Excellent lighting and details...

5 Nov 2010 4:51pm

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

Sweet little light dancers!

5 Nov 2010 6:52pm

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Magical seedpod, great capture!

5 Nov 2010 8:25pm

Michael Rawluk from Canada

Too beautiful. Excellent shot.

5 Nov 2010 8:40pm

Maxou Antoine from France

Superb photo. Light is very nice. Excellent work Steven. Good day Steven.

5 Nov 2010 10:24pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I used to love these as a kid. It was fun to play with the seeds on a breezy day.

6 Nov 2010 2:09am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Love the luminosity in this.

6 Nov 2010 2:41am

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

Love the composition and processing! Beautiful colors and details! Stunning!!!

6 Nov 2010 3:01am

Barbara from Florida, United States

Outstanding capture as nature renews itself.
Excellent colors, light and detail.
Very good shot.
Tomorrow I post the bugs so common on milkweed.

7 Nov 2010 5:28pm

Albert from Hamburg, Germany

Extremely cool photo. Like a frozen explosion. Nice capture.

7 Nov 2010 6:27pm

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

as fabulous as fire works !!

7 Nov 2010 6:32pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

A fascinating study, excellent work!

9 Nov 2010 9:56pm