Macro Monday (196/365)

by Lee Santiva July. 15, 2019 145 views
Flying seeds black & white

Flying seeds black & white

About a month ago on Macro Monday I had posted about tragopogon pratensis . These captures are of the seeds from that plant when it has dried out to have a fuzzy head (photo #2)

Tragopogon pratensis - black & white

Tragopogon pratensis - black & white

When the seeds leave the plant, they open up like parachutes or umbrellas to better catch the wind and fly.

Flying seeds in color

Flying seeds in color

Falling seeds - color

Falling seeds - color

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Jay Boggess 3 months, 1 week ago

Nice work!

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Lee Santiva Replied to Jay Boggess 3 months, 1 week ago

Thank you, it was hard work too!

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Russell Smith 3 months, 1 week ago

Quite stunning I love all of them but I think #2 and #3 are my favorite two.

3 months, 1 week ago Edited
Lee Santiva Replied to Russell Smith 3 months, 1 week ago

Thanks Russell I really appreciate the feedback

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Bethany Plonski 3 months, 1 week ago

Gorgeous! I love the colors and light in #3. I imagine this was really tough to capture!

3 months, 1 week ago Edited
Lee Santiva Replied to Bethany Plonski 3 months, 1 week ago

Thank you Bethany, indeed, it was the hardest capture I've ever done because it's very difficult to get the manual focus right with the macro for movement. I was shooting into the setting sun and often missing the seeds entirely!

3 months, 1 week ago Edited
Bethany Plonski Replied to Lee Santiva 3 months ago

Manual focus is like a nightmare for me, even with still objects. Definitely a challenge when your subject is moving. Kudos!

3 months ago Edited
Berckmans Peter 3 months, 1 week ago

Wonderful

3 months, 1 week ago Edited
Lee Santiva Replied to Berckmans Peter 3 months, 1 week ago

Thank you!

3 months, 1 week ago Edited
Björn Roose 3 months, 1 week ago

Great shots, Lee smile

3 months, 1 week ago Edited
Lee Santiva Replied to Björn Roose 3 months, 1 week ago

Thanks Björn, it was hard work to capture them!

3 months, 1 week ago Edited
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